Peak:  Mt. Princeton (14er)
 Route:  East Slopes
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  KTC88
 Date of Info:  12/24/2013
 Date Posted:  12/25/2013

I climbed Mt. Princeton on the 24th. The road from the 2WD TH is packed down (looks like a snowcat went up it) and easily hiked in boots to the 4WD parking area. There are a couple of snowmobile tracks after that, but they stop around 11,300 or so. I used snowshoes to hike the road from there until I got on the ridge. I went up over Tigger Pk and then on to Mt. Princeton. While there wasn't a lot of snow on the slopes, there are some snow filled gullies (wind slabs) that you would have to cross if you elect to take the risk and climb via the standard route.

 Comments or Questions

12/27/2013 21:28
How long did it take you total?


12/27/2013 22:19
I'm not very fast, so it took about 13 hours to go 15 miles. I took a longer route than necessary - I followed the road to the Lucky Mine and then went up the ridge to Tigger Pk. If I climbed it again I would probably leave the road at about 11,800 and head straight up the ridge to Tigger that runs more to the Northeast. This would have avoided a lot of the tedious side hill traversing on the road due to snow drifts and cut off some mileage.

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