Peak:  Mt. Shavano (14er)
 Route:  Angel of Shavano
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  DaveSwink
 Date of Info:  05/23/2011
 Date Posted:  05/24/2011

The trail is clear to 10,400 and snowshoes were not needed going into the base of the Angel with a 4 AM start. The Angel slopes are firm and perfect for cramponing. Some areas were slick and too hard for confident kick-stepping. The head of the Angel went within a couple hundred feet of the summit. Glissading at 11:30 AM was difficult because the snow was softened. A thunderstorm struck at 11:45 PM (bummer!). Snowshoes were needed from the base of the Angel to 10,700 on the way out.

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