Peak(s):  Mt. Antero  -  14,269 feet
Date Posted:  06/20/2010
Date Climbed:   06/19/2010
Author:  davidmarginian
 Just a few things (4wd road - creek crossing)  

Great day on Antero. Just a few things to add to the existing trip reports:

1) The road from the 2wd trail head to the first creek crossing is rougher than expected. My Tacoma was easily capable of handling it but my wife who does not like rough roads was not happy. The road is very steep and very rocky and there were a few places were I touched bottom (probably due to my lack of skill). The road is also very narrow and once you start up it, you are committed. If you are planning to drive up to the creek and you don't feel comfortable with the first 50 yards of the road turn around - because it doesn't get better. We ended up parking in a pull out a few hundred yards from the first creek crossing.

2) The creek crossing still has a lot of water and it is difficult or impossible to cross without getting your feet wet. If you plan to cross on foot and want to keep your feet dry you may want to bring a pair of sandals for the crossing.

3) There was a large snow drift blocking the road at around 13k. On our way back there was a group clearing this section with shovels, so my guess is that the road is completely clear as of today.

 Comments or Questions

Rough road, I agree!!
06/21/2010 17:08
Just to confirm what you said, it is a very ROUGH road. I would not call it a normal 4WD road, we were there also on Saturday with a Toyota (older version of Tacoma) and it was not a pleasant drive.

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