Peak:  Mt. Bierstadt (14er)
 Route:  West Slopes
 Range:  Front
 Posted By:  wcropp
 Date of Info:  06/16/2013
 Date Posted:  06/16/2013

Standard route information as of 6.16.2013 - the route starts out pretty muddy but the foot bridges help, if you're careful you can avoid most of it. The mud starts to dissipate with the gains - the route does have some snow melt but nothing too crazy. As previously reported, around the 12,500 mark there is some good packed snow, but very sparse and only in 2 main areas on the West slopes, I had my spikes but did not need them. The summit ridge also has some snow, hard and packed, you can veer left and avoid or go that route but I would suggest traction.

 Comments or Questions
No Malarkey

Bierstadt W. Slope - Confirming cruiser and wcropp
06/21/2013 21:14
Departed TH 0430. Sunrise 0530 +/-. Slop down low yields to dryer at altitude. @ 12.5 avoidable pack in spots. Summit ridge - avoidable pack. M-spikes not necessary. Perhaps sloppier in spots later in day with melt of remaining.

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