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 Peak:  Capitol Peak
 Route:  Northeast Ridge
 Range:  Elk
 Posted By:  jmfb3
 Date of Info:  8/30/2023
 Date Posted:  8/31/2023
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One snowfield required to cross after the Daly/Capitol ridge if you want to avoid elevation loss. Microspikes not needed for it.
The class 1 trail to the lake seems to disappear / become hard to follow around 10,650 ft, where it begins turning very rocky and crosses what maybe used to be a stream?. If hiking in the dark, be very observant and you should be fine. Beta: A dirt trail reappears veering left off the rocks after a small group of small trees. Then you come across a few large stone steps, completely cross over the stone gully, and from a patio of rocks the dirt trail resumes veering hard right back into the woods. This can be hard to notice since the rocky path seems to veer left back into the gully.



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