Hesperus Mountain  
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2014-06-03  Route: Mancos Trail 621
Posted On: 2014-06-17, By: Horehay99
Info: Trail conditions were a little wet in the trees at time, but melting fast. Once above treeline there are some snow fields but all avoidable. Once on the west ridge line and summit shoulder there is no snow and you can ascend the west ridge line to the peak with no problem. Approach or trail runners are fine in regards to snow. May want some lightweight gaiters for the loose dirt. 
2012-06-25  Route: From Sharkstooth Trailhead
Posted On: 2012-06-26, By: ChrisinAZ
Info: Snow-free. Gaining the ridge from the basin seemed the crux of the route; of the three major options, the leftmost scree/grass gully will go, but is uncomfortably steep and loose in spots. The rightmost option (a noticeably more grassy ramp) involves more distance and crossing tedious vegetated terrain lower down, but is probably the safest way up, and the ridge affords some nice views of Hesperus. The middle option, all talus, was not explored. Roads in were washboard-y, but in otherwise good condition. The last 1.8 miles to the trailhead is rocky, rough, and almost requires at least high-clearance; it‘s likely possible, though not recommended, to get a passenger car to the trailhead. Some fires are burning just outside of Mancos, and the smoke somewhat obstructed our views. Be aware of local fire conditions should you attempt this peak. 

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