|Peak:||Snowmass Mountain (14er)|
|Date of Info:||06/02/2013|
The Snowmass Creek trail is dry until about a mile from Snowmass Lake (after the switchbacks up the slope where it reenters the forest). Bring snowshoes or be prepared for a lot of postholing here. The trail beyond the lake is completely snow-covered. We started around 4:30am and had great firm snow the whole way up. It is possible to get very close to the summit on steep snow and avoid traversing most of the ridge.
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