Peak:  Pettingell Peak (13er)
 Route:  South Slopes
 Range:  Front
 Posted By:  WildWanderer
 Date of Info:  11/28/2020
 Date Posted:  11/28/2020

Herman Gulch parking lot was icy, but vehicles had no trouble filling all the spaces. The trail is well packed down to the basin. I wore microspikes to the basin. Here the nicely packed trail ended and I put on my snowshoes. I trenched a trail from the basin to the peak, postholing in sugary snow. Snowshoes weren't needed the last 100 feet or so to the summit. I didn't bring my ice axe (I accidentally forgot it at home) and it would have been nice to have, but my trekking pole worked just fine.

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