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Road to Kite Lake & Decali Conditions

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Road to Kite Lake & Decali Conditions

Postby tanguy » Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:02 pm

I'm planning a Decali attempt next weekend and would appreciate any updates on the road to Kite Lake from Alma & the conditions on the mountains.

Many thanks in advance.

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Re: Road to Kite Lake & Decali Conditions

Postby rockchalker » Sat Oct 05, 2013 2:32 pm

Bump - Intested as well.

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Re: Road to Kite Lake & Decali Conditions

Postby codogg81 » Sun Oct 06, 2013 6:36 pm

This is kind of old info but i was up the 3rd week of Sept. and the road was totally closed about 1.5 milles from the lake so it put at least 3mi. extra on my RT. The creek washed out the road completely with no way around. Also there was 3 to 4 inches of snow on the mountains on this morning. It was a great hike though with the snow.

Re: Road to Kite Lake & Decali Conditions

Postby Somewhat of a Prick » Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:02 pm

I was up Saturday with the GF. Road was just fine all the way to the normal TH, despite the recent snow. Light snow on the peaks, we ended up just taking our microspikes off on the Dem/Cam saddle. The temperature and the winds for us were brutal, however.




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Re: Road to Kite Lake & Decali Conditions

Postby tanguy » Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:06 pm

Thanks for the update, codogg81.

The washout has been fixed according to this 9/30 note by TakleMeToTheSummit in the Update Trailhead Status page:
http://www.14ers.com/php14ers/trailheads2.php?thparm=mr01

2013-09-30
We took my 4Runner up there yesterday. My friend felt his Subaru would have made it fine. That said - I wouldn‘t have liked taking my Buick up it. The repair to the "wash-out" was done nicely & snow was not an issue on the drive or hike. Windy conditions - still managed to have a great day and tag all 5 points of interest.

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