|Peak:||Kit Carson Peak (14er)|
|Range:||Sangre de Cristo|
|Date of Info:||11/27/2012|
Since the snow on the ~10th there has been no additional weather. Rare tiny packets of snow remain on the ground around 8400‘; I doubt there are any trailhead access issues on the west side.
A reasonable amount of snow is still visible up higher, but much has melted. North-facing slopes and gullies probably hold a fair amount; Challenger N slopes and Kit Carson avenue would likely be among those. Snow on south-facing ridges and slopes should be avoidable. I would guess. No clue about the eastern approaches, though the wet valley side gets plenty of sun too.
Photo 1: 13546, 13580, 13151, Challenger, Kit Carson. 13580‘s lack of any visible snow is pretty striking.
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