|Peak:||Mt. Shavano (14er)|
|Route:||Angel of Shavano|
|Date of Information:||05/23/2011|
The trail is clear to 10,400 and snowshoes were not needed going into the base of the Angel with a 4 AM start. The Angel slopes are firm and perfect for cramponing. Some areas were slick and too hard for confident kick-stepping. The head of the Angel went within a couple hundred feet of the summit. Glissading at 11:30 AM was difficult because the snow was softened. A thunderstorm struck at 11:45 PM (bummer!). Snowshoes were needed from the base of the Angel to 10,700 on the way out.
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