Peak:  Mt. Elbert (14er)
 Route:  Northeast Ridge
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  iquack08
 Date of Info:  06/22/2011
 Date Posted:  06/22/2011

The trail is pretty much snow-free, except for small patches of snow right below the treeline that can make it difficult to stick with the trail. Not a big deal if you lose the trail because it's 1-2 minutes away from the treeline, so keep hiking up and when you break the treeline the trail is obvious. Only boots are necessary for this hike. I did not see much or any new snow that could have come from Monday.

 Comments or Questions

06/22/2011 21:05
hiking in s couple weeks glad to hear the trail is clearing off!!


06/24/2011 17:01
Hiking Elbert tomorrow. Thanks a bunch for taking the time to post an update!


REQ: TH update for Elbert
06/24/2011 18:31
Thanks for the conditions report.

I haven't seen a TH update for Elbert since mid-May when the road was less than perfect.

Will a regular ole' 2WD car (not a subaru; regular clearance) make it to N. Elbert TH?

Thanks in advance.


06/24/2011 23:45
the dirt road to Mt. Elbert TH via NE ridge was the best I've ever been on. nothing to worry about if you're willing to take a 2wd on dirt


Thanks for the update!
06/26/2011 05:40
We plan on giving it a run on Monday

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