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 Peak(s):  Mt. Massive  -  14,421 feet
 Post Date:  06/25/2013
 Date Climbed:   06/15/2013
 Posted By:  mattpayne11

 Mount Massive Redoux   

Last weekend I wanted to hit French Mountain to continue down my path of completing the Centennials, but the damn creek crossing was too strong.

Instead we hit the SW slopes of Massive. My 2nd time up that route, this time in summer. Not a very notable trip report, but figure some people might like the photos and a beta of the area.

You can read all about the trip HERE.

A few shots from the trip report -

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Massive wildflowers

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Elk Mountains from Massive

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Views from Massive's SW Slopes



Thumbnails for uploaded photos (click to open slideshow):
 


  • Comments or Questions
Jay521


Waist deep creek?     2013-06-25 13:09:34
Damn - I was thinking about trying French this weekend - guess I'd better move it to later in the year.

Nice report on Massive - I think the SW route is much prettier than the standard.


mattpayne11


Agreed     2013-06-25 13:16:23
I think it might be more passable now, but yeah, it was pretty deep. I have a 4 inch lift on my Jeep w/ 32's but maybe I'm just conservative, I did not want to risk it. The Toyota FJ did fine in the afternoon.


Jay521


I'm conservative too...     2013-06-25 16:50:36
They say an FJ can handle up to 24 inches of water but I'm too chicken to try that much in mine. I am thinking I will likely try French sometime in late July or August.


matthewpadua

First Time     2013-07-17 12:18:23
a group and myself are heading out in Aug and plan to ascend Mt. Massive. We have been training hard and are super excited. Hoping you can shed some light on the trip details for me. I plan to ascend South Massive Trail but there is very little info online.

1. Are there any good maps to get or is the South trail pretty straight forward?
2. We are renting a car... can the trailhead be accessed by sedan?


mattpayne11


Hi there     2013-07-17 16:21:14
Hi Matthew,

The SW slopes route is pretty straight forward. The online guidebook provided by this site gives you all the details you would need:

http://www.14ers.com/routelist.php?peak=Mt.+Massive

The SW route trailhead is not accessible with a sedan but you could make it to the standard East slopes route that way, or hike further up the road to the 2nd TH for the SW slopes route.

Good luck.



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