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2014-06-29  S slopes from Deluge  ~8ish miles round trip ~4300 elevation gain First couple of miles of Deluge Lake trail is dry. Snow patches start around 10,200 or so - continuous yet early summertime firm from ~10600 until you break out into the basin where it becomes spotty again. S slopes can be ascended on dry tundra, with some snow fields to cross near Deluge Lake. E ridge to summit dry, until the last ~100 where the snow is holding on. Ice axe was nice to have to ascend the last bit. Other than the wind, it was a great day in the Gore Range! Pic 1: approaching upper basin -- to Deluge Lake. Tundra slope to saddle was out ascent route. Pic 2: crossing snow field to get to our ascent route. Pic 3: summit holding snow. Pic 4: crossing snow just beneath summit. Mt Valhalla, Mt Silverthorne, & Red Pk in distance (l. to r.) Pic 5: Deluge Lake still under its winter cover, Snow Pk and the western slopes to its saddle w/Valhalla Pic 6: pano of NW part of range Pic 7: Keller Mtn Pic 8: Deluge drainage on l., Bighorn drainage on r., and parts of the Sawatch on the skyline d_baker   2014-06-29 8  1 4    
2012-06-10  Deluge/traverse/bighorn  Approach is dry; ascent is dry (navigate around minor snow); traverse to N is dry; standard descent off N has a few snow patches that can be navigated around on scree if the snow‘s too hard to edge down; Bighorn descent is dry (a few trees to hop). Good day out with a great crew! Monster5   2012-06-10  0  3 1    

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