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Crestone Peak Conditions

Postby Justin9 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:32 pm

Just wondering if anyone has a more recent idea of conditions since the last report on 9/22. Thanks!

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Re: Crestone Peak Conditions

Postby hollamby » Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:28 pm

I too am interested in any conditions regarding snow/ice with recent weather.

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Re: Crestone Peak Conditions

Postby KyleS » Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:20 pm

As of this morning, snow is visible from the San Luis Valley floor.

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Re: Crestone Peak Conditions

Postby jdorje » Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:32 pm

It's snowed each of the past two days, but much less than expected. More snow is forecast tomorrow.
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Re: Crestone Peak Conditions

Postby Justin9 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:07 pm

Any suggestions on how dangerous this climb would be for someone with only snow "trail hiking" experience?

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Re: Crestone Peak Conditions

Postby thatnissanguy » Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:32 pm

Not only that, I would take into account the slippery nature of crestone conglomerate rock when wet. All of those cobbles are round for a reason. They are polished.
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