|Peak:||Kit Carson Peak (14er)|
|Route:||From Challenger Point|
|Range:||Sangre de Cristo|
|Posted By:||Exiled Michigander|
|Date of Information:||06/10/2011|
Kit Carson via Outward Bound Couloir or Challenger Point is still not a safe option due to heavy snow on Kit Carson Avenue. Image 1 shows Outward Bound couloir--still a lot of snow, but the snow conditions deteriorate VERY quickly once the sun starts shining. Images 2 through 4 show the snow on Kit Carson Avenue. These were taken both from the summit of Challenger and the Challenger-Carson saddle. Might be another couple of weeks before Kit Carson Avenue is safely passable.
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