Peak:  James Peak (13er)
 Route:  Loch Lomond
 Range:  Front
 Posted By:  mvandergrift
 Date of Info:  10/20/2021
 Date Posted:  10/21/2021

Quick afternoon ascent since we were in the neighborhood. The road up to Loch Lomond is closed halfway up starting October 15, so that does add an additional 2 miles round trip. The actual road itself is in good shape right now and any vehicle with decent clearance should be able to make it to the second gate. There is currently no parking at the base of the road, so make sure you can make it to the seasonal gate.

Great fall conditions. Light snow or dirt on most of the trail. A couple of short traverses had 2-4" of very manageable snow. The peak had some ankle-deep snow. We used spikes on the last few hundred feet to the summit, but they wouldn't be necessary if you took it slow. Only saw one other person on the trail coming down as we were starting.

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