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 Peak(s):  Huron Peak  -  14,003 feet
 Post Date:  11/02/2009
 Date Climbed:   10/31/2009
 Posted By:  mountaindude

 Snowshoeing Huron   

Loaded my Yukon and headed up w/ a buddy on Friday 10/30 for a Sat morning hike up Huron. Got to Leadville around 9pm, went to Scartlet‘s Saloon & drank up all their beer. Then crashed at a cheap dive across the street. Woke up at 4am. The road to Huron was a bitch w/lots of deep snow. It took us 2 hours to get to parking spot - 1 mile away from the trailhead. Lucky we didn‘t get stuck. Anyone who wants to do the road better have good clearance, and better do it soon.

The weather was excellent, fresh snow on the trail, great snowshoeing.

This would have been my 14th 14er, but we did not summit. I had promised my kids I would be home in time for trick-or-treat, and Mitch had family in town, so ran out of time. Our main miscalculation was the road - don‘t underestimate it! You should add on at least another 3-4 hours.

It‘s kind of an easy hike. We made it up the rock staircase - about 12,500. We could have summited easily - no ice axe was needed. I might try Huron again before another big snowfall, and get an earlier start.

 


  • Comments or Questions (2)
dubsho3000


Trailhead     2009-11-04 19:50:06
Which trailhead where you headed to?


mountaindude


trailhead     2009-11-04 19:53:02
The standard route.



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