Peak:  Mt. Massive (14er)
 Route:  North East ridge via Fish Hatchery TH
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  GerryRigged
 Date of Info:  05/15/2011
 Date Posted:  05/16/2011

I did a solo ski of Massive yesterday. There was continious snow from just below the junction of the Highline Trail and the Colorado Trail. I was able to skin from near the Evergreen Lakes but it was spotty in a few areas. Snow conditions were a consistant two to four inch layer of corn on a hard crust going all the way to the summit and back down to about 10,500 feet then a slog the rest of the way out. I saw some small wet slides on steep east facing slopes of mountains to west but none on Massive. The east slope was a good corn ski all the way back down below tree line.

Pic #1-Looking back up toward the summit.
Pic #2-Looking down the east gully.

Photos (click for slideshow):
Image #1Image #2

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