Peak:  Mt. Elbert (14er)
 Route:  Southeast Ridge
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  sjpwarsaw
 Date of Info:  07/05/2011
 Date Posted:  07/07/2011
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Great conditions at the Black Cloud trail head. The trail was muddy in a few areas but not bad. The creek was very full but both log bridges and both streams were easily passable. One small snow field toward the top before So Elbert. It was overcast most of the day and we got some sleet at the top of So Elbert. With overcast skies surrounding the area we decided not to summit Mt Elbert and headed down. Got a few sprinkles on the way down. Could hear thunder and see both the northeast and east routes up Mt Elbert were getting rain. Could see La Plata getting rain all the way down. Started at 8am and finished at 4pm.



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