Peak:  Mt. Tweto (13er)
 Route:  Southwest Ridge
 Range:  Mosquito
 Posted By:  Eph 2 5
 Date of Info:  11/23/2012
 Date Posted:  11/23/2012

Snow was not much of an issue. The Mosquito Pass Rd. was completely dry. I started near the point where the Mosquito Pass Road goes sharply off to the left and then turns south and goes up the first steep incline. I went north from the sharp left turn on the smaller 4WD road. There was some ice on the road in a few places, but was mostly avoidable. There was some snow in the upper basin below the saddle with Treasurevault, but I only postholed a couple dozen times. There was some snow on the SW ridge, but it was avoidable except for some narrow portions of the ridge. I carried snowshoes and microspikes, but never came close to using them. In addition, some of the peaks in the general area looked very dry. Pennsylvania Mtn. looked pretty dry above treeline. Hoosier Ridge and Red Mountain were completely dry from my vantage point on Highway 9. Silverheels looked pretty dry above treeline if you were approaching if from the south, although I couldn't see much of the lower part of that route because it was hidden by an intervening ridge. Quandary also appeared to be pretty dry above treeline except for a thin strip of snow that looked like it was near the main trail above treeline. North Star also looked very dry except for patches of snow along the long east/west ridge.

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