|2016-07-10||Route: Electric Pass Trail
Posted On: 2016-07-10, By: Grover
Info: The route to the summit of Electric Pass Peak is 99.9% snow free. There is a small 8' long section of snow that you can step through easily just before the pass at 13,500'......and even that part should go away very soon with the high temps. No need for any traction. Grover's 2 Cents: This is a great little peak in the Elk Range! I highly recommend this peak to anyone who wants to see the Elk Range without getting into the loose and nasty rocks that make up these beautiful mountains. I was highly impressed of the view from this perch. You can see Castle, Cathedral, Pyramid, the tops of The Bells, Snowmass & Capitol. Very straightforward hike too, as there is a well defined trail all the way.
|2013-11-09||Route: Standard approach from Cathedral TH
Posted On: 2013-11-10, By: CarpeDM
Info: Similar to last week. In the interim, several new inches of snow had fallen, but was boot tracked for 2 miles again. In fact, more bare ground those first 2 miles than last week. I re-trenched from there. Pretty much no wind this time, and snow conditions around the false summit were better. That plus me sacking-up got me to the summit this time. One could also follow the trail to the pass and up the south ridge. Lots of bare spots getting up to the saddle this time, too. Pic1: 0.75 mile up the trail is the wilderness sign - bare trail Pic2: Malamute Peak Pic3: "Electric Pass Peak" and the saddle to Leahy Pic4: Looking down the summit ridge and over to unranked Leahy Peak
|2013-11-02||Route: standard Cathedral Lake approach
Posted On: 2013-11-03, By: CarpeDM
Info: Boot track first couple of miles, then snowshoes went on, and I broke trail the rest of the way (mostly ankle to mid-calf). It was already filled in above treeline on the way down. I turned around with about 150 feet to the summit - didn‘t like weak snow on the ridge. Wasn‘t getting good purchase with axe, and the relentless wind could‘ve blown me over. I was probably being a wimp and probably could‘ve found a safe way to the summit, but I hadn‘t seen anyone all day, so I played it pretty safe. I have pictures, just not a good way to upload them right now. Malamute looked pillowy.