|Peak:||Mt. Evans B (13er)|
|Route:||From 7th st|
|Date of Info:||01/09/2022|
Snowmobile tracks on the 4x4 road made walking the road easy. We still used snowshoes for part of it but you could probably do the whole day with just the occasional post hole until it snows more or warms up.
From 12,300 to the ridge we opted for following the steeper slope just to the north of the power lines up to the ridge. We zigged and zagged on snow covered tundra and rocks. There wasn't enough snow here for me to worry about avalanche danger.
The wind above 13k was sustained 30-35mph with gusts that knocked me to the ground at least once. A couple of old shacks on the ridge provided brief sanctuary from the relentless wind. Stashed snowshoes around 12,800. I wore all my gear on this ridge.
Summit cairn was inadequate as a wind block. Too cold to even look for a summit register.
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