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Peak(s):  Mt. Shavano  -  14,230 feet
Date Posted:  08/17/2020
Date Climbed:   08/15/2020
Author:  MrDrMountainRunner
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We climbed Shavano hoping to also get Tabeguache on Saturday with 2 friends and our dog. The wildfires made the descent hot and the way up was a little slow going. It's just under 3 miles to treeline, and then 1.6 to the top. When you get out of the treeline, you can see two points. The one on your right (east) is covering the summit. You walk up to a saddle between the two, then over and up. I honestly thought that the final pitch was considerably easier than many 14ers that I have been on. You can pretty much avoid a scramble if you stay on the trail that swings around to the south (town). Even still the scramble is short (~.2 of a mile) and easy with little exposure. Many people coming to Shavano from Tabeguache said they did NOT recommend going that way. The ridge looked really cool, but I didn't want to push our dog. Everyone told us it's a scramble the whole way, but we didn't do it!

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