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 Peak(s):  Mt. Yale  -  14,196 feet
 Post Date:  06/20/2011
 Date Climbed:   06/19/2011
 Posted By:  susah

 drifts at treeline   

Sunday, trail was clear all the way to tree line- there were snow drifts embedded in the Crags and drain ditches with clear spots scattered between drifts. Drifts and exposed area sizes varied between 10 feet to 70yards long and/or wide. No way to tell the shallows from deep spots- just had to test it out.... yeah there will be some post-holing, but nothing that should discourage you But there were several wandering off-trail foot traffic that can mislead hikers who are not familiar/confident of the "true" trail location/plotting at tree line. Knee high gaiters and hiking boots were enough to make the hike sporting and more fun to traverse. the wind was not bitter but was annoying.


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  • Comments or Questions
Doctor No


Snow!     2011-06-20 20:15:48
We were on the mountain the same day - on the ascent, we ended up on the old trail because of the snowfields at the junction.

On the way down, we were on the CFI-improved trail. Much better!


susah

I know you???!!     2011-06-20 21:18:15
Was there three of you around 2ish at 12,500?? if so, we actually had talked to you about the trail - and if you were descending on it above us... weird - yeah, we turned around at 12,500 and bushwacked back to 11,000


Doctor No


Couldn't be us...     2011-06-20 22:44:00
We started at 4am, summitted at 8am, and were back at the trailhead by 11:10.



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