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 Peak:  Mt. Columbia (14er)
 Route:  West Slopes
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  aliciaf
 Date of Information:  10/20/2013
 Date Posted:  10/21/2013
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Patchy snow starting shortly after leaving TH all the way to summit. Very little in trees, maxing out to maybe 6" in spots above treeline. Most I postholed was to my lower calf. No traction needed on ascent but used microspikes on descent. Seems like a good time of year to do this peak, as the frozen ground in the AM solidified most of that awful scree. The snow patches also helped stabilize as well.


  • Comments or Questions (2)
RockyMountainMustang


Road cond     2013-10-22 09:21:58
How was the road to the TH? Would 2WD make it up?


aliciaf


Yes     2013-10-22 18:30:50
Road was fine. No snow at all until *just* before you reach the TH, and even then it's patchy and completely packed down.



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