Peak:  Mt. Yale (14er)
 Route:  Southwest Slopes
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  mrschaible
 Date of Info:  11/07/2013
 Date Posted:  11/07/2013

Trail is in good shape and easily followable up to ~11,600'. From there the trail gets confusing and hard to find. About ~100' after the fallen tree (easily recognizable) look for steps that are coming down from the mountain on the right side of the trail. We went straight (like everyone else) and lost the trail. We came down the mountain on the trail, hence the down mountain foot prints showing you the real trail. We just went straight up until we hit the trail using GPS. Above 11,600' you will want micro spikes. The snow is not deep, but it is slippery. Most of the snow was melting today. Once above 12,000', the trail is easily discernible. Snow shoes not required.

 Comments or Questions
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11/08/2013 03:01
I plan on hiking Yale on Saturday. Glad to hear the trail is looking good!

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