Trailhead:  Clear Crk./S.Winfield
Sawatch Range
 Posted By:  OldDude
 Date of Info:  07/21/2020
 Date Posted:  07/22/2020
 Status Update
The road to the upper trailhead is challenging. I drove my Outback up to the end with white grip knuckles and focused attention. Big 4x4's just went barrelling through. I was sloth slow.

Upon leaving I met a family at the lower parking area who stopped and asked me if he could make the final 1.8 miles in his Honda CR-V. They had 2 very young boys and the dad said he wanted to get as close as possible to summit. Mind you, this was 11 AM. I told him it'd be a wild ride and to pick his lines carefully, and first, go left at the fork, and 2nd decide carefully at that Jacuzzi size mud hole (see pic). Do this wrong and you'll be stuck in mud or worse case flip onto its side. Top it off, he was driving a rental. Hit a bulging rock --and there are many-- and bust something underneath and he'd out a lot of money -- towing, repair, out of commission charges etc. Hope they made up to the trailhead but not sure he topped out with those youngins.



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