|Peak:||Boreas Mountain (13er)|
|Date of Info:||05/22/2012|
From Boreas Pass, the trail is flat and runs to the north for a few hundred feet before forking at a ditch. Left fork is a better trail and had less (no) snow. You may lose the trail as it ascends towards the Bald/Boreas col (Black Powder Pass) but the surrounding terrain is easy.
To ascend Boreas, start heading up several hundred feet before (west of) Black Powder Pass and ascend grassy areas between willows on the right and steep, unpleasant scree along the ridge line to the left. Eventually the ridge flattens out and becomes grassy, and it is easy to stay on the ridge to the summit.
There were two ~80' snowfields on the ridge, and I postholed once on each of them. True summit is at the southern end of the massif and has a windbreaker and register nearby.