Peak:  "Lackawanna" (13er)
 Route:  South Slopes(ish)
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  CarpeDM
 Date of Info:  01/14/2012
 Date Posted:  01/16/2012

Just setting up a new computer, so Matt Lemke got his report out before I could get mine out. I‘ll echo what he has to say: Not much snow at all. I went up the gully, then hung a right (at about 12k) and went up the SE ridge (about 12,400) before curling around to the peak. When out of the gully, there was a bit of wind - oh, perhaps up to 20mph - not a big deal. But the summit was practically dead calm. Came down the South ridge until I met back up with my tracks in the gully.

I did a little postholing - not worth bringing snowshoes. Microspikes were helpful in spots.

Pic1 - view from where I left the road. There was a bushwhack that wasn‘t bad.
Pic2 - looking up the lower part of the gully
Pic3 - a little higher up in the gully looking in the direction of the peak
Pic4 - looking across SE ridge to the false summit (the actual summit is back out of sight)

Photos (click for slideshow):
Image #1Image #2Image #3Image #4

 Comments or Questions
Matt Lemke

Followed your tracks
01/17/2012 08:10
I noticed someone had been up there very recently...but didn't know it was only the day before.
Did you also have a dog?
Was a great weekend in the area


01/18/2012 02:08
Yeah, my dog Okie as up there with me. Yep, great weekend. Unfortunately, I could only get out that one day. As others have remarked, it kinda feels like cheating getting these ”winter” ascents.

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