Peak:  Mt. Elbert (14er)
 Route:  Southeast Ridge
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  snapppel
 Date of Info:  05/27/2012
 Date Posted:  05/31/2012

No snow until after passing over Little Elbert and heading to the main summit. Even then, you can stay on the west side of the ridge and avoid touching snow till the summit. The day I was there, the snow was solid until after I was headed down around 10:30, although temps were in the 20 that day, which prob helped.

The 1000 ft. or so right below the ridge, however, is already very loose, steep, sandy and starting to get torn up a bit. Not too bad going up, but a little sketchy on the way down.

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