Peak:  Castle Peak (14er)
 Route:  Northeast Ridge
 Range:  Elk
 Posted By:  Mtn Izz
 Date of Info:  10/27/2012
 Date Posted:  10/27/2012

Definitely need a 4wd with high clearance to make it to the lower TH at 9,900 ft (before the creek crossing). A 4wd vehicle with chains can make it to about 12,500ft and we saw a truck do it. Snowshoes are recommended as the snow level gets to about 6-8 inches around 12,500ft and 1-2+ft deep once you get to the end of the road leading up to the lower basin. The snow is not very packed down as of now and the boulder fields are not quite fully covered which would be easier to travel over. Hope this helps anyone planning to do this soon.

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 Comments or Questions

10/29/2012 17:43
Excellent info and pics!

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