|Peak:||Castle Peak (14er)|
|Date of Information:||10/17/2013|
Road becomes hard pack snow/ice almost immediately after initial creek crossing. There were some manageable but deep snowdrifts on road after Pearl Pass junction to the lower basin. Definitely some dangerous post holing conditions in the basin and beyond (waist and thigh high in some sections). It's winter in the high elks! Skis/snowshoes mandatory.