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 Peak:  Mt. Evans (14er)
 Route:  Mt. Evans Road
 Range:  Front
 Posted By:  shearmodulus
 Date of Information:  02/09/2014
 Date Posted:  02/09/2014
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Tried to skin up as far as I could along the Mt. Evans road for some exercise and to check out the developing Avvy conditions. I made it up about 4 miles from the Echo Lake Parking area (turned around at about 12,000 feet due to just miserable winds blowing right into me). LOTS of wind transport with this system. The western aspects of the road were almost completely scoured or solid wind slabs. My tracks were obliterated below treeline on the eastern facing sides in the 3 hours that I was out. I witnessed one large slough on a fairly tree-filled area below the road on my descent. Nothing too big, but I suspect more frequent and larger ones are coming soon.

As I left, the area was getting another dump of heavy, wet snow in the form of big, fat flakes. I don‘t think conditions will be improving much over the next couple of days.



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