|Peak:||Mt. Bierstadt (14er)|
|Route:||Bierstadt, Sawtooth, Evans|
|Date of Information:||09/08/2013|
Nice and dry conditions along the entire route. Packed on the way up Bierstadt (as expected because it was a Sunday), but only encountered about 7 other people on the sawtooth (but we encountered nobody on the trail from the sawtooth to Evans). When crossing the sawtooth, take the high path up above the large rock. This way you avoid all the loose dirt below it. Gully was in good shape, but lots of areas with loose dirt. Once you descended into the willows, it was miserably muddy. Staying above the lakes tended to help some. Expect your shoes to be covered in mud by the end. And watch out for the deeper mud pits; occasionally we'd step into mud deeper than shoe height.