Peak(s):  Mt. Bierstadt  -  14,060 feet
Date Posted:  01/03/2010
Modified:  06/12/2010
Date Climbed:   01/02/2010
Author:  Wyoming Bob

 Mt. Bierstadt - Standard Route - Winter  

The lure of the winter bluebird leads to a bit of a cold summit.

On the way in the road from Grant was dry, snow covered on the way out. The road from the gate to the pass was dry on the way in, 3 to 4 inches of snow on the way out. The willows have a boot pack trail, never even thought of using the snow shoes. The summer trail is a trace over the lower route, covered on the upper reaches. Did not need crampons but that time is not far off. No avi issues on our climb.

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 Comments or Questions
Doctor No

01/03/2010 23:38
The ice on the moustache is a nice touch.

Wyoming Bob

In hindsight . . . too cold
01/05/2010 01:42
Dr. > colder than we gave it credit for, my compadre in green has a dime sized spot of frost bite on the tip of the nose to show for the adventure.

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