Peak:  Castle Peak (14er)
 Route:  Northeast Ridge
 Range:  Elk
 Posted By:  Mbodig
 Date of Info:  06/17/2012
 Date Posted:  06/19/2012

For Father's Day my Children thought that we should climb Castle Peak and who was I to disagree. The 4-wheel drive road is clear and mostly dry all the way to the Pearl Pass junction. The lower river crossing is in good shape without very much water. We parked at the junction and started hiking. The Road is dry all the way to the end. The permanent snowfields are very small and were easy to climb even without any special gear although an ice axe would have allowed for a fun glissade down. From this point on the route was clear and dry. The hike made for a great Fathersí Day.

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 Comments or Questions

06/20/2012 02:50
Thank you for a concise low ego conditions report. Much appreciated. Gonna try and squeeze C & C in between Boz and Joe.
Best, Ken

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