|Peak:||Mt. Shavano (14er)|
|Route:||Angel of Shavano|
|Date of Info:||04/08/2012|
Road to the TH is clear and dry, except for one large snowbank across the road about 2 miles from the TH. dannyg23‘s recent report also describes it. If you have a 4wd, you can get around it pretty easily. I was able to get around it in my subaru legacy awd, but I don‘t know that I‘d do it again...
Trail is very tough to follow due to all the fallen trees. We headed up the Angel of Shavano, and then returned via the East Slopes - lots of patches of slushy snow on the way back led to lots of postholing. The trail disappeared as we got below the treeline, so we wound up just headed towards the parking lot in as straight of a line as we could.
Rewarding hike, but difficult to get through the trees/snow. Oh, and make sure you avoid the white rabbit - it followed us for a while, and every time we saw it, we‘d start postholing. I swear it was laughing at us.