Peak:  Mt. Evans B (13er)
 Route:  West Slopes & North Ridge (via Leadville)
 Range:  Mosquito
 Posted By:  MC.Ikema
 Date of Info:  01/01/2021
 Date Posted:  01/03/2021
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Fantastic winter route that approaches from the west! From Leadville take E 7th Street and head east. E 7th Street becomes County Road 3 outside Leadville. Remain on County Road 3 until the winter closure (where the plow stops). The winter closure is right at Benchmark 11056 (listed in both USGS Topos and FS maps with an X and "BM 11056"). Ths is also where County Road 3 makes an abrupt southeast turn near the Famous Mine. From the winter closure to around 12,000, the road is fairly packed down from snowmobile traffic. From 12,000 to the ridge we zig zagged up the road cut, but followed the powerlines on the way down. The slope seemed wind scoured enought for a direct ascent/descent to on the north side of the powerlines.


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