Peak:  French Mountain (13er)
 Route:  East Ridge/East Slopes
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  Matt Lemke
 Date of Info:  04/21/2012
 Date Posted:  04/21/2012

Was able to drive my 2WD Toyota Camry Wagon all the way to the Jeep road that heads up the valley below Elbert and French (off the N Halfmoon Creek Road. This spot is within a half mile of the higher Mt. Massive TH. 4WD can get all the way there to the Mt. Massive TH.

Some snow on this narrow jeep road....we didn't use snowshoes though. Climbed directly up the steep E ridge of French. Not much snow on the lower slopes but last weekends storm dumped a few inches above 12,000 feet...drifts were at most 1 foot deep. Very nice day with a little wind but bot unbearable.

Oklahoma looked snowier than when I did it 2 weeks ago.

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