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 Peak:  Mt. Massive (14er)
 Route:  Southwest Slopes
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  Justin9
 Date of Information:  05/25/2013
 Date Posted:  05/26/2013
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Climbed the southwest slopes route May 25th. No snowshoes needed but microspikes are mandatory and axe and crampons were very useful. Very little snow below treeline, just a few 20' drifts here and there, but lots of mud. Above treeline, there are several snowfields you will have to cross. In the morning they are firm but were soft enough to be postholing in coming down at 11:00 am. No signs of anyone on the standard route, so I cannot give any info on that. Road is clear to trailhead.


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