Peak:  Turner Peak (13er)
 Route:  From Denny Creek
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  yaktoleft13
 Date of Info:  04/09/2022
 Date Posted:  04/09/2022
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Trail to Hartenstein Lake is 99% snow-covered. Booted till the second trail split (the one after the Yale split), then wore snowshoes until I reached the upper bench below the saddle. Easy to rock-hop up and around the unranked 12er, other than a few short snow sections (one of which was a hard slab). The last push to the summit can be largely talus-hopped. was able to price together at least 600 vert of glissades on the way down. Wore snowshoes from the end of the glissades until I hit the Yale split again. One gps read 9.3 mi, the usually more accurate one read 9.9. Fun, quick route


Photos (click for slideshow):
#1) Looking over to the standard route of Yale#2) Last slope up Turner#3) Steeper snow slope to reach upper bench below saddle#4) Trail conditions in the first mile


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