Peak:  La Plata Peak (14er)
 Route:  Northwest Ridge
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  DavidK
 Date of Info:  09/28/2013
 Date Posted:  09/28/2013

As of this morning, Saturday Sept. 28, there was continuous snow on the standard route from the trailhead to the summit. Snow amounts ranged from 1-2 inches in the lower areas to several places of waist-deep drifts near the summit. From around 11,000 feet to around 13,500 feet, the average snow depth on the trail was probably 8 to 15 inches, with many areas over 2 feet deep.

By early afternoon, much of the snow had melted, especially in the lower areas. But as of now, there are still many areas of significant snow on the standard route up high. Boots and microspikes were very helpful today.

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