Peak:  Mt. Bierstadt (14er)
 Route:  West Slopes
 Range:  Front
 Posted By:  KRS_4168
 Date of Info:  07/30/2011
 Date Posted:  08/01/2011

At the beginning of the hike a few spots are muddy, but are easy to get around, and as you make your way up the trail has an area at about mile 2 where there is a slight flow of water coming down. Enough to make it slippery, but not enough to be dangerous. Just watch your step. We started at 8am and wore pants and a long sleeve, at about 9:30am the wind started to pick up, and I put on a pair of light gloves. Although the breeze was a bit chilly, it felt good and cooled me off. On our way down, at about 11am I took off the long sleeve shirt and was perfect in my lights pants and tee shirt.
Weather conditions were great, but due to the week-day construction that closes the pass starting at 8 am, the trail was very very busy- considering Saturday and Sundays are the only days travelers don't have to worry about the construction.
If you want to get away from people, this 14er is not one I would recommend.

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