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 Peak:  "Lackawanna" (13er)
 Route:  Southwest Gully (from 82)
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  BobbyFinn
 Date of Information:  06/08/2013
 Date Posted:  06/08/2013

Im not a skier, but Id say that ski season on Lackawanna is over. The approach gully has thin snow and from ~12.2k to ~12.7k the snow is completely melted. Most of the ridge to the summit above the gully is melted out.

Its in pretty good condition to walk up and down, but IMO leave the skis at home.

Pic 1 - From about 12.2k looking up.
Pic 2 - From about 12.7k looking up.
Pic 3 - Our ascent route.

Photos (click for slideshow):
Image #1Image #2Image #3

  • Comments or Questions

more snow on the north side     2013-06-08 19:12:45
We were up there today also. Had trouble staying on-route for the NW Ridge (lots of snow from cabins to treeline). Went down Lackawanna Gulch which had a lot of snow from the saddle down to the lake (13,400 to 12,400). Fortunately the snow was pretty supportive. Below 12,400 everything was melting out (stay on the north side of the creek to avoid postholing).


Were you...     2013-06-08 20:16:41
... the two people we ran into as we were heading to 13,600 and you were getting close to the summit of Lackawanna?


well...     2013-06-09 07:45:57
I was only one of the two. The other guy was the second.


LOL!     2013-06-11 07:30:14
That's funny Yikes!

Watch your grammar Bob.

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