Peak:  Mt. Yale (14er)
 Route:  East Ridge
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  climbingbiz
 Date of Info:  01/28/2012
 Date Posted:  01/28/2012

The current snow trail goes too far left (west) shortly after entering the trees and wonders through deep snow and steep terrain. The trail ends at the top of the ridge on the right hand side of avalanche gulch, with another half mile or more of deep snow trail breaking required to reconnect with the trail on the lower ridge. I watched for where the trail might have split on the way back so I could mark it for the next people, but never found it. The summer trail should still have decent snow pack under the top layer of powder if you can find it.

 Comments or Questions

That was us too....
01/29/2012 18:09
#climbingbiz- we followed te west branch on the 23rd, it dead- ended after about 500 yards. The rest of the silliness was ours. We couldn't find the right split on the way down either.

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