Peak:  Mt. Eolus (14er)
 Route:  Chicago Basin Approach
 Range:  San Juan
 Posted By:  Wish I lived in CO
 Date of Info:  07/18/2011
 Date Posted:  07/21/2011

There are some good sized snow fields left in the upper basin (below Eolus). The upper quarter of the basin "trail" is covered up, but the snow can be bypassed. That is until right below the ramp where a 50 or so feet run of snow exists. Though a relatively short section an ice axe not a bad idea there. The ramp itself has quite a bit of meltwater running down it - be careful. Snow is avoidable or nearly avoidable the rest of the way up to the catwalk. Snow free on catwalk. Almost no snow on Eolus itself, avoidable.

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