Peak:  Castle Peak (14er)
 Route:  Castle & Conundrum
 Range:  Elk
 Posted By:  Relative to Zero
 Date of Info:  08/05/2013
 Date Posted:  08/07/2013

Beautiful hike. There are still some patches of snow and ice, but they are easily avoidable. That being said, I would not descend the saddle (ever again) this time of year. The route down that way is bone dry and absolutely loaded with loose dirt and rock. There was more than one time that I found myself sliding towards a drop off, where each rock I grabbed tore out of the mountain and crashed down the slope. It also took longer for our group to descend this way than it did another group that re summited Castle.

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