I started this route at the Clear Creek Reservoir. I trenched out a mostly buried Colorado trail all the way to Waverly's east ridge about 4.1 miles. From the CT to the treeline and the ridge proper it was very slow going working my way through the trees and deep powdery snow.. Postholed most of this way through knee and often waist deep snow. I kept snowshoes on for first half of the ridge as there was still plenty of snow and then switched to microspikes for last mile or so. The spikes worked good the rest of the way except for a few small sections with minor postholing. This is a fun and different way to get Oxford. I just ran out of time because of all the trenching.
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