|Peak:||Mt. Elbert (14er)|
|Date of Info:||04/12/2014|
Lots of snow from the 2WD TH to the summit. Was able to skin straight from the car at the 2WD TH. Snow on the lower half of the route starting near tree line is extremely wet. A good freeze overnight will make for a nice ascent, but get down before it heats up. I was able to snowboard from the summit to the car with just a few short walking sections I had to get through rock and then bare patches on the 4WD road. I definitely made use of both poles pushing through the flats down low. I did not get any photos of Box Creek, but the couloirs are completely in. More snow on the way tonight.
Image #1: Summer TH
Image #2: East Ridge Route from tree line
Image #3: Looking bag on East Ridge route
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