Peak(s):  Mt. Massive  -  14,421 feet
Date Posted:  11/15/2010
Date Climbed:   11/11/2010
Author:  Coppersnowboarder
 Massive-East from Leadville Fish Hatchery  

I ascended from Leadville Fish Hatchery on the Highline Trail to junction with Colorado Trail, then south to Mile 5 junction past North Willow Creek crossing. I took the Mount Massive summit trail west to Mile 6, then turned around in gaiter-deep unpacked powder in the tundra. With the fresh foot of powder today, 11-15-2010, the ascent is going to be challenging this week. If Halfmoon Campground is plowed by Lake County, it will be easier to park east of the Mount Massive south trailhead and hike from there this week. Beyond the day parking area at Halfmoon Campground, the Forest Service road is powder-covered and icy over rolling hills, which would be very hazardous for standard road vehicles without chains.
Round-trip hike was 9 hours. Summit would probably add 5 hours for a total of 14 hours. Entering from Half Moon Campground will be less.

Thumbnails for uploaded photos (click to open slideshow):

 Comments or Questions

   Using your forum id/password. Not registered? Click Here

Caution: The information contained in this report may not be accurate and should not be the only resource used in preparation for your climb. Failure to have the necessary experience, physical conditioning, supplies or equipment can result in injury or death. and the author(s) of this report provide no warranties, either express or implied, that the information provided is accurate or reliable. By using the information provided, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless and the report author(s) with respect to any claims and demands against them, including any attorney fees and expenses. Please read the Safety and Disclaimer pages for more information.

© 2017®, 14ers Inc.