Peak:  Loveland Mountain (13er)
 Route:  Southeast Ridge
 Range:  Mosquito
 Posted By:  CheapCigarMan
 Date of Info:  12/18/2021
 Date Posted:  12/19/2021

Road dry all the way to the locked gate. Started from the gate and took the slope up the saddle direct (just north of the ridge and just south of the summit). Postholed to my knees and groin through the willows but dry above them on the slope to the saddle. Didn't need to take the ridge as conditions were so dry.
Frigid cold. My contacts in their solution froze solid during the night (that's a first). 40mph winds all night long. Very cold and windy during the day. Beautiful bluebird arctic air skies. Very dry. No flotation. No traction.

SAR woke me up the night before. Apparently a couple was lost in the DeCaLiBron area.

Photos (click for slideshow):
#1) Just above the willows#2) Look back down the route to the gate and parked cars#3) Ridge to Buckskin

Comments or Questions
Those willows
12/19/2021 10:24
were fun. Did you see any moose?

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