|Peak:||Mt. Bierstadt (14er)|
|Date of Information:||12/30/2012|
To reiterate MountainHiker‘s post - there was no need for snowshoes on the entire route. Took spikes but never put them on. Certainly this could change with the snowfall predicted for today. If conditions remain as they were on Sunday, Bierstadt would make for a nice, easy New Year‘s Day climb.
Image 1 shows the boot pack trail through the willows.
Image 2 shows the conditions above 13K
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