Peak:  Hesperus Mountain (13er)
 Route:  Sharktooth TH
 Range:  San Juan
 Posted By:  Jonathan Deffenbaugh
 Date of Info:  11/02/2019
 Date Posted:  11/06/2019

Summited Nov 2. Road's good until you reach the final section where you have 1.5 miles left on Forest Rd 346, best to park at the turnoff and walk the rest of the way, not worth getting stuck if you don't have 4WD. Hardest part will be reaching the final summit ridge. Couple of inches of snow (powder quality) on the west/northwest aspects of Hesperus. Best to hit sun lit ridges leading up to the final saddle on Hesperus where the snow is more consolidated, otherwise snow is fresh powder with rocks slippery underneath. Microspikes recommended. Great views from up top, could see all 4 states, including Shiprock, Monument Valley, Navajo Mtn, La Sals, Valles Caldera, Mt. Taylor, etc. Not much snow in the lower San Juans (i.e. southern aspects of Mt Wilson/El Diente, pretty bare, more snow further north, Needles/Grenadiers look great), get it while it's good!

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