Peak:  Mt. Ouray (13er)
 Route:  West Ridge
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  paigie_42
 Date of Info:  10/30/2021
 Date Posted:  10/30/2021

Marshall Pass is still open. There was some snow on the road. In the morning the snow was crusty and in the afternoon the road was pretty muddy from snow melt.

The trail up through the trees was the same, patches of snow that were crusty and stable in the morning, but wet and slushy in the afternoon. On the ridge, snow was easily avoidable most of the way, there was one section that was snowy. I'd suggest wearing gators. Micro spikes or snowshoes were not needed.

Beautiful day!

Photos (click for slideshow):
#1) Short snowy section.#2) Staying to the left allows you to miss most of the snow.#3) Upper part of the route pretty dry.

Comments or Questions
Plan B
10/30/2021 18:28
Thanks for the report
Was almost going to hike this one today!
Ended up in Mosquito Range instead.

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