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Capitol Conditions - Elks in general

Colorado 14er peak questions, condition requests and other info. 14er Trip Reports, Condition Reports
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Re: Capitol Conditions - Elks in general

Postby Michael J » Mon Sep 30, 2013 12:13 am

I think the snow is here to stay for the season. Much of it could melt but from here on out you're going to encounter snow at varying levels all over the mountains on all of the Elks. If you are comfortable with unconsolidated snow to climb on for most of the way then go for it. If not then maybe it would be best to wait until next summer.

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Re: Capitol Conditions - Elks in general

Postby BAMC25 » Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:29 am

Jphebbie2 wrote:Tried castle yesterday. Turned around at about 13,200 as well. Enough snow to cover the scree and not discern the deep holes in the scree field, but not enough to support a snowshoe/crampon climb. the snow is melting very fast though. keep an eye on the weather as its supposed to rain in thr area tonight and tomorrow which could mean more snow up high.

Jphebbie2, can you tell me what the road was like?


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