Peak:  Loveland Mountain (13er)
 Route:  ‘Hourglass’ gully
 Range:  Mosquito
 Posted By:  Tim A
 Date of Info:  06/13/2019
 Date Posted:  06/14/2019

Hiked the hourglass shaped gully on Loveland and traversed the standard route to Buckskin. Coverage is great on both peaks though the ridge is mostly dry. Snow up Loveland could have been bare-booted, and was soft enough to put an ankle-knee deep bootpack up the gully though I started at 530.

Buckskin north slopes have great coverage

Pic1: the âhourglass' gully at dawn
Pic2: bootpack
Pic3: passing the big cornice to climbers right, over a rock band at the top of the couloir
Pic4: the steep crux near the top, looking over at Democrat
Pic5: top of gully looking towards Loveland summit
Pic6: buckskin from Loveland
Pic7-8: looking back up Buck after dropping down to the basin
Pic 9: the hourglass and a parallel snow slope to climbers left

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