Peak:  Niagara Peak (13er)
 Route:  E ridge, from Snare Stairs approach
 Range:  San Juan
 Posted By:  d_baker
 Date of Info:  06/27/2020
 Date Posted:  06/27/2020

I drove to Cuba Gulch TH on Friday afternoon and slept there that night.
Road is in decent shape.

I started at 6:30am, summit by 10:30a.
Back to car by 1:30p.
Snare Stairs bone dry, other than streams in a couple spots.
Road around 12,910 (seen on a topo) mostly dry, with a couple snow strips that can be walked by.
Basin below Niagara mostly melted out.
I crossed a couple of low angle snow slopes on road to upper lake below Niagara/Jones saddle.

Going to that saddle, I crossed a couple more steeper snow sections but I was comfortable with just my poles and boots. Had axe, but didn't want it. Snow was soft enough to walk on, with soft kick to feel secure.
Ridge to summit in good shape, with one strip of snow near top but trail goes to the left of it.
Easy to follow trail from saddle to summit.

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