Peak:  Huron Peak (14er)
 Route:  Std
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  Yikes
 Date of Info:  01/26/2013
 Date Posted:  01/26/2013

Poaching a Huron Snowflake. Wanted to check out Huron since the road to Winfield was passable. Wasn‘t sure if there was still a trench from last week‘s group, so I went without any expectations of making the summit. Parked at Winfield and headed up the road about 7:45 (late start for me). Someone had driven to the summer TH, so I was able to walk the vehicle tracks on the road. Some icy sections make me wonder how they managed to drive back there. At the summer TH, was pleasantly surprised to see a solid trench. I don‘t think I would have made treeline w/o the trench (thanks a million to the group that set the trench). The trench religiously followed the summer route. No snowshoes required except for the back half of the basin where floatation is appreciated. The upper slopes were pretty dry and pretty easy to stay on the summer trail. Nice snowy ridge up to the summit from the saddle. Beautiful day, about 25 degrees with no wind. There were some clouds that blocked views on Missouri. Summit at 12:15. Started snowing a bit on the hike down (after 2pm). Back to the car about 3:15. Glad to make it back to the highway (that would be an expensive tow from Winfield). Cheers.

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