Peak:  Little Bear Peak (14er)
 Route:  West Ridge and Southwest Face
 Range:  Sangre de Cristo
 Posted By:  dannymiller15
 Date of Info:  05/26/2013
 Date Posted:  05/29/2013

- Road is dry to Lake Como
- Lots of available camping without snow on the WEST side of Lake Como. East side still had lots of snow.
- Some very minimal post holing east of the lake to the west ridge cut-off but it should melt out pretty quickly.
- The initial gully on the west ridge still had snow bottom to top, but is melting quickly. I was hitting rock with my ice axe on a pretty consistent basis. See Pix 1 (taken from Lake Como)
Traverse from the west ridge to the bottom of the hour glass was mixed snow and rock. About 50/50 snow/rock from the 2nd notch on the West Ridge. See Pix 2.
- Hour glass was still snow-filled from bottom to the anchor. But is melting fast. It was firm in the morning, but very soft by 11am on decent. Not sure it will hold a week. See Pix 3.
- Above the anchor, the route was dry. Some limited variglass/ice but it was easy to avoid.

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