|Peak:||Mt. Shavano (14er)|
|Date of Information:||03/16/2014|
Isothermal snowpack, aka spring snow conditions. Not much snow above 12k . After solid overnight freeze (19 F at the TH in the morning) the suncrust supported my weight on the way up for the most part, with only occasional punch through. Not so much in the evening, given warm temps. So I ended up installing the snowshoe track on the way down, kind of interesting. Route: East Slopes up (standard summer), glissaded Angel down. One can possibly piece together a summit ski descent (only right arm is somewhat connects to the upper slopes), but be prepared for many rocks and thin conditions.
1. Angel from East Slopes
2. Tab as seen from UN13,712
3. Ridge to Shavano (mostly dry)
4. Angel after glissading down
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