Peak:  Mt. of the Holy Cross (14er)
 Route:  North Ridge
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  Rcizzle
 Date of Info:  07/25/2012
 Date Posted:  07/26/2012

The Northern Sawatch/Holy Cross Range has been dueshhhhed (new word for a lot of rain) as well as most White River NF. As a result Stage II restrictions have been lifted in WRNF. There was significant amount of puddle action. Should have little to no effect on hiking depending of your shoe preference. The up coming drying trend "should" change that. In other MOTHC news the CFI has been working hard on the route above 12K. The newly installed stone steps made the mountain climbing experience on MOTHC much more pleasurable. I dubbed it the "Staircase to Heaven". The CFI crew made progress up to roughly 12,600 by my best estimation and informed me they plan to go up to the "final summit push" wherever that is. After passing their work zone the remaining climb was not near as pleasurable it had been. Routefinding for broken trail segments is slightly difficult to the summit. Happy climbing.

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