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 Peak:  Mt. Princeton (14er)
 Route:  East Slopes
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  Mtn_Topper
 Date of Information:  06/11/2011
 Date Posted:  06/13/2011
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Climbed from the radio towers at 10,800. The road is still covered with deep snow at several points along the road above this point. The steps where the trail leaves the road is currently under snow but you can reach the trail in about 50 feet if you head up the hill as soon as you reach the large stretch of snow on the road below Tigger. I went over Tigger on the way up to avoid the snow but followed the standard route on the way down. The standard route crosses three moderately steep snowfields, ranging from about 75 to 200 feet wide. The first two are fairly easy to cross right now but you definitely wouldn't want to slip. The largest snowfield, just below the saddle, is the toughest. There were several spots where I postholed to the mid-thigh. The rest of the route is clear.


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