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 Peak:  Mt. Yale (14er)
 Route:  Southwest Slopes
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  WeatherMan
 Date of Information:  11/19/2013
 Date Posted:  11/20/2013
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Decided to give Yale (SW Slopes) a try between storms. They definitely got 12-18" from the storm of 11/16. Wave clouds in the AM correctly indicated that it would be windy above tree line. Nice snowshoe trench to 10,700. Two or three person boot pack to 11,300' and just my lonely single footprints to treeline. Avalanche danger below treeline seemed low due to warm temps and wet snowpack. Windy and scoured above treeline and no avalanche danger at all to the peak if you stay near standard route. Screaming winds along the summit ridge. Some light snow showers later in the day. Carried but didn't use flotation, microspikes, or ax.


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