Peak:  Mt. Ouray (13er)
 Route:  West Ridge
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  Carl_Healy
 Date of Info:  07/06/2022
 Date Posted:  07/06/2022
Details

Summer conditions still, but that doesn't mean dry. Rain from the night before and morning fog/dew made the entire route pretty wet. My feet and shins were soaked through not wearing gaiters, and rocks were precariously slippery above treeline to summit.

Also can someone let NWS and Mountain-Forecast know they're drunk? Both said things were supposed to be clear at least earlier in the morning but nevertheless about 500' from summit (just before sunrise) all this fog came in an reduced visibility significantly. Will have to re-summit another time for the views I guess.



Photos (click for slideshow):
#1) Mt. Ouray more or less clear just before sunrise#2) Working up the final bit of the west ridge#3) Things getting foggier#4) Foggy summit#5) Back to treeline.


Comments or Questions
mountainute
how was the road
07/06/2022 22:42
Did you come up Marshall Pass Raod from nr Poncha Springs?
congrats on the summit anyways.


Carl_Healy
User
Marshall Pass RD
07/07/2022 06:51
Yeah the road was in fine shape. Both Poncha Springs side and Sargents side.



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