Peak:  Mt. Columbia (14er)
 Route:  West Slopes
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  aliciaf
 Date of Info:  10/20/2013
 Date Posted:  10/21/2013
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Patchy snow starting shortly after leaving TH all the way to summit. Very little in trees, maxing out to maybe 6" in spots above treeline. Most I postholed was to my lower calf. No traction needed on ascent but used microspikes on descent. Seems like a good time of year to do this peak, as the frozen ground in the AM solidified most of that awful scree. The snow patches also helped stabilize as well.



 Comments or Questions
RockyMountainMustang


Road cond
10/22/2013 15:21
How was the road to the TH? Would 2WD make it up?


aliciaf


Yes
10/23/2013 00:30
Road was fine. No snow at all until *just* before you reach the TH, and even then it's patchy and completely packed down.



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