Peak:  Huron Peak (14er)
 Route:  Northwest Slopes
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  Dobbs77
 Date of Info:  11/10/2013
 Date Posted:  11/11/2013

I parked at the two-wheel drive trailhead at Winfield and hiked up the road to the trailhead from there. I do not recommend anyone take a four-wheel drive vehicle passed Winfield due to the amount of ice and snow covering the road. It doesn't seem like to me it is worth potentially sliding off the road to save a few miles on this hike. From the trailhead the trail is snow packed through treeline and slick in some spots. Traction was useful here. Above treeline the trail enters a basin that requires postholing to get through. I was glad I wore my gaiters through this section. On the upper slopes of Huron Peak it was a mix of rock and snow that I highly recommend wearing traction to climb up due to how slick some spots were. All in all I could not have asked for better trail conditions in November and recommend people take advantage of it before a major storm comes in and covers the trail with fresh snow.

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