Peak:  Huron Peak (14er)
 Route:  Northwest Slopes
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  michaelgrundy
 Date of Information:  06/02/2013
 Date Posted:  06/03/2013

The route starts of great all the way to the stream crossing. Once there, you may end up getting some wet feet as the water level of the stream is pretty high (especially in the afternoon on the return trip). From there, you will cross a few minor snow patches all the way up to the basin on the north side of Huron. Once in the basin, there is a large snow field that is nice and firm in the morning, but turns into post hole city by 11. The ridge up to the summit is a mix of snow patches and rock. The trail is pretty well snowed over but was able to be followed. The summit block has a lot of snow and I was unable to find the summit marker. There are several snow fields that I was able to glissade on the way back, but I have a feeling these snow fields will be melting fast. I did not use any flotation or microspikes. Flotation might be nice in the snow field in the basic, and microspikes might help in the upper snow fields, but I didn't feel they were necessary.

  • Comments or Questions

How is the 4WD road to Huron?     06/03/2013 19:16
How is the 4WD road to Huron?


Looks worse than it is     06/04/2013 14:19
Honestly, the road isnt that bad at all. Maybe around .4 miles up the road from the 2WD trail head, you will cross a stream that is flowing over the road, and then come to the first obstacle. It is a big snow pile that has been packed down on the left, a shallow but large mud puddle on the right, with decent height difference. This is quite literally the only thing in your way up to the 4WD trail head. Take it slow and pick your line well and you will save the extra mileage at the end of the day.

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