Trailhead:  Mt. Princeton Road
Sawatch Range
 Posted By:  WSC_Geologist12
 Date of Info:  11/18/2012
 Date Posted:  11/18/2012
I drove my Chevy Silverado to ~10,575 feet before I encountered a large ice patch that seemed impassible (See the photo). It is quite long, maybe like 50 yards. One guy behind our group decided not to try his luck in his 4-runner.
However, on our way hiking down the road there was a Jeep Cherokee above the ice patch. Speaking to the driver, he indicated he needed to get to the Chalet so he used is 9000lb wench to pull him past the patch.

If you have a wench, the road is pretty clear after that ice patch and there isn‘t any deep snow (at least until the trailhead).

Photos (click for slideshow):
Image #1

 Comments or Questions

11/20/2012 02:05
Always a good idea to travel with a wench


11/21/2012 18:56
I'm hoping to climb Princeton this Friday, and would be taking a 2005 Subaru Outback. How do you think it would manage on the first few miles before the ice, especially with traction and clearance?

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