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2014-05-24  Route: Road 279 + NE ridge
Posted On: 2014-05-25, By: CarpeDM
Info: I hiked up Boulder Mtn yesterday in the southern Sawatch. Forgot snowshoes, which was not problem most of the way. But it was brutal for nearly a mile and a half up to the mine. At 3.75 miles in, debris from a small avy blocked the road. But a party of jeepers made it over (one had stayed behind, presumably to save the day if they got stuck on the way down). Other than that, the road was pretty clear most of the way. Then, trapdoor postholing began about 5 miles in. Cutting up the ridge at the switchback at about 11,450 would’ve been the way to go, but it was still brutal bushwhacking through trapdoor snow on the way down – just shorter. Felt the affects of not being at elevation in 6 weeks, and was worried about getting caught up there in the storms, so didn’t go to Mt Mamma. Pic 1: Avy debris at switchback at about 11k Pic 2: The postholing begins at about 5 miles in Pic 3: Antero + road Pic 4: Cronin ridge 

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