|Peak:||Mt. Elbert (14er)|
|Date of Info:||12/28/2010|
Conditions on Elbert are good right now. There is a well-trod lane through the trees. We carried, but didn't use, snowshoes. One member of the party did a ski descent. Not great snow conditions for skiing, but he was able to ski most of the route. From South Elbert we saw a recent natural release on a NE aspect at treeline. However, there was nothing on the east ridge route that suggested any current instability. CAIC dropped the "considerable" rating on N->E aspects in the Sawatch this morning, which was consistent with our observations today.