Peak(s):  Mt. Massive  -  14,421 feet
Date Posted:  06/25/2013
Date Climbed:   06/15/2013
Author:  mattpayne11
 Mount Massive Redoux  

Last weekend I wanted to hit French Mountain to continue down my path of completing the Centennials, but the damn creek crossing was too strong.

Instead we hit the SW slopes of Massive. My 2nd time up that route, this time in summer. Not a very notable trip report, but figure some people might like the photos and a beta of the area.

You can read all about the trip HERE.

A few shots from the trip report -

Massive wildflowers

Elk Mountains from Massive

Views from Massive's SW Slopes

Thumbnails for uploaded photos (click to open slideshow):

 Comments or Questions

Waist deep creek?
06/25/2013 19:09
Damn - I was thinking about trying French this weekend - guess I'd better move it to later in the year.

Nice report on Massive - I think the SW route is much prettier than the standard.


06/25/2013 19:16
I think it might be more passable now, but yeah, it was pretty deep. I have a 4 inch lift on my Jeep w/ 32's but maybe I'm just conservative, I did not want to risk it. The Toyota FJ did fine in the afternoon.


I'm conservative too...
06/25/2013 22:50
They say an FJ can handle up to 24 inches of water but I'm too chicken to try that much in mine. I am thinking I will likely try French sometime in late July or August.


First Time
07/17/2013 18:18
a group and myself are heading out in Aug and plan to ascend Mt. Massive. We have been training hard and are super excited. Hoping you can shed some light on the trip details for me. I plan to ascend South Massive Trail but there is very little info online.

1. Are there any good maps to get or is the South trail pretty straight forward?
2. We are renting a car... can the trailhead be accessed by sedan?


Hi there
07/17/2013 22:21
Hi Matthew,

The SW slopes route is pretty straight forward. The online guidebook provided by this site gives you all the details you would need:

The SW route trailhead is not accessible with a sedan but you could make it to the standard East slopes route that way, or hike further up the road to the 2nd TH for the SW slopes route.

Good luck.

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