Peak:  Mt. Elbert (14er)
 Route:  Box Creek Couloirs
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  SnowAlien
 Date of Info:  05/25/2013
 Date Posted:  05/25/2013

Climbed and skied Box Creek couloirs (2 lines). Given warms temps, early start is mandatory - snow in the couloirs was "baked" as early as 10am, but the remaining line from the top of the couloirs to the summit was still hard pack. Couloirs are in, but snow is melting fast (no snow coverage on the East eidge route up to. 12.5k)
Saw people hiking Elbert from 2 other approaches - Black Cloud and Halfmoon. Not sure about snow coverage on those routes though.

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 Comments or Questions
Mike Cormier

05/26/2013 01:45
I'm planning to hike the East Ridge route on Monday (non-ski). Would you recommend the use of snowshoes or microspikes above 12.5k?

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