Peak(s):  Pikes Peak  -  14,110 feet
Date Posted:  03/30/2008
Date Climbed:   03/30/2008
Author:  Rikrun1210

 Barr Trail to Barr Camp  

6:00 a.m. start at Barr Trail. Really no snow or ice until cot-off at experimental forest. I put on the Yaktraxx at that point and pretty much walked on packed snow. Some solid ice but I really could have gotten away with no traxx up to Barr Camp. Pikes Peak was hidden by clouds until I got to Barr Camp at almost exactly 3 hours. I went 45 minutes above Barr Camp at which point I had to put the snowshoes on. Even with shoes I was breaking through and I lost the trail at that point due to other tracks ending. Good weather throughout and I was back down to the car at 12:00. My goal was to get to A-Frame but because of snow and lack of trail I had to stop.(url)

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 Comments or Questions

quick question
04/03/2008 12:39
I want to get out this saturday afternoon. Was thinking of Barr trail. Maybe hike in about 2 hours, spend the night and head out in the morning. what ground conditions should i expect.

thanks, shane

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