Peak:  Mt. Princeton (14er)
 Route:  East Slopes
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  RossZahuranec
 Date of Info:  05/20/2012
 Date Posted:  05/21/2012

The conditions were clear! Drove up in 4-wheel drive, higher clearance vehicle, and stopped near the radio towers at 10,800'. Barely any snow. We could have kept driving up to the last parking area before the road ends, near the forest service building, but walked that instead from the 10,800 route. The peak we reached in about 3 hours and only had to walk through one or two patches of snow. Maybe about 45 degrees F at the peak, and 60 near the base. Great hike!
Note about the drive up: I'd recommend a higher clearance vehicle. We saw a Subaru Outback parked near where we parked, so they were able to make it, but I'm guessing they probably scraped bottom a few times.

 Comments or Questions

We were there too.
05/22/2012 21:10
I was there that day, so you probably saw me! The 2 snow chutes were a little sketchy on the way down, as a big slip there could have you sliding down 1,000+ feet down.

Note: The road was partially blocked by snow drifts above 11,000 feet, you may have forgotten that.

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