by Bill Schneider Edited by Ann Seifert (Falcon Guides)
© Bill Schneider Edited by Ann Seifert/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.
I have hiked this trail previously (2002) and love the trail. I enjoyed this hike more than Mt. Timp (less crowded and better scenery). We attempted this year without success - the road is currently closed about 2 miles (and 1000 vertical feet) below the trail head at boy scout campground. We made it to just below the saddle before the weather set in, forcing us to turn back. Snow partially covers the trail after about 9000', but with the sun out it is probably melting fast, probably more doable in a couple of weeks. You would probably have to blaze your own trail up to the saddle and the summit through the snow, but I think experienced hikers with good shoes and trekking poles could make it now. We'll probably do it again in July or August.
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