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 Peak:  Pikes Peak (14er)
 Route:  East Slope
 Range:  Front
 Posted By:  ylingli
 Date of Information:  03/28/2013
 Date Posted:  03/28/2013
 Report

After last weekend's snow storm, it appears that very few people have attempted the summit. Between the Incline cut-off and Barr Camp, the snow was mostly slushy and muddy. Between Barr Camp and the A-frame, there was very little packed snow, it was mostly thick in places & wet and post-holing was required. Above tree-line, the trail was mostly drifted over with snow, making route finding difficult. At this point, we made our own trail but due to the loose, wet, thick snow, post-holing became a major issue. After breaking trail and post-holing for another hour, we turned back due to lack of time (and a snow storm had just started), but we managed to get about 1.5 miles from the summit.


  • Comments or Questions (3)
kman


Thanks     2013-03-29 15:42:54
for the conditions report Ling!!! I'll be poaching the heck out of your boot pack tomorrow!! Hopefully my brother and I can ”bust through” all the way to the summit!! I'll pass on your hello's to the folks at Barr Camp!


ylingli


Have fun!!     2013-03-29 16:51:39
Enjoy your climb tomorrow! It was amazingly beautiful up there despite the toughness of the climb! Looking forward to hearing how it goes - I'll be thinking about you guys tomorrow! BTW, I also sent you a PM.


kman


Encouraging words!!!!     2013-03-29 20:28:36
Thanks for those! Can't thank you enough also, for the PM with the additional trail info/conditions! I hope to respond to your PM in full on Sunday, when I've recovered a bit! Cheers!!



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