Peak:  Mt. Antero (14er)
 Route:  West Slopes
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  sheller
 Date of Information:  06/08/2013
 Date Posted:  06/09/2013
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Went up Baldwin Gulch. Trail was pretty much clear of snow until about 100-200 meters before the 4wd parking. There is a small field of 1-2.5 ft deep snow just prior to the 4wd parking. Also prior to the 4wd parking are 2 flowing creeks that look like they would be hard go cross without getting wet. The creek also flows down the middle of the trail prior to the 4wd parking. I would not want to drive anything above the 4wd parking. There are a number of snow fields and icy sections that block 2/3 to 3/4 of the 4wd road. Most of the snow is avoidable, except for a couple of sections, which will have you walking across 100-200 ft of steep ice/snow. I would suggest microspikes for these sections, but will most likely be melted out in a week or two. Also, for the final climb to the peak only the ridgeline is open and the other option to hike below the ridgeline is covered in snow. All in all I would say its practically summer conditions. I took my two boys (12 & 8yr old) up this and they did great.



  • Comments or Questions
fallatj

Thanks
06/10/2013 14:13
Thanks for the ride down, it made the day that much better!


sheller


No problem
06/10/2013 14:27
Glad we could help. It's always fun to meet and talk with other hikers.



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