Mt. Eva  
Condition Updates  
Route: Via Fall River Res
Posted On: 2022-05-31, By: hberry
Info: Snow was essentially continuous from the Res to the summit. I kept skis/skins on the entire route other than a small stream crossing going from Fall River Res to lower Chinns lake. 
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Route: Berthoud Pass to Loch Lomond
Posted On: 2022-05-28, By: Carl_Healy
Info: Shuttle hiked across the Continental Divide from Berthoud Pass (Colorado Mines Peak) to Loch Lomond (Mt. Bancroft). For conditions between the other peaks see those respective updates. A note for all legs is that we carried spikes, snowshoes, crampons, and ice axes the whole way but never *really* needed them. Also gnarly cornices everywhere, and weather was surprisingly nice: temps in the 40s and winds often below 10 MPH until at least Parry Peak. Hiking from Flora to Eva on the ridge was pretty much the same as from Colorado Mines to Flora. The ridge was dry enough to avoid most snow fields and the ones that we couldn't were firm enough or not deep enough to be a problem. 
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Route: from Mount Flora
Posted On: 2022-04-16, By: csf-lhiver
Info: Very little snow on the ridge to Eva from Flora. That's mostly because it's all been blown into visible cornices that can be avoided. 
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Route: From Berthoud Pass, via Mt Flora
Posted On: 2021-11-21, By: bangerth
Info: There is continuous snow all the way up to the upper turn off the road to the station atop Colorado Mines Peak, but it is packed and occasionally loose, but never slippery -- neither flotation nor traction needed. From there along the ridge, over Flora, all the way to Eva there is a thin layer of snow on the trail/landscape but never deep enough to warrant snow shoes, nor icy enough to warrant microspikes. That is because the trail is always on the western side of the ridge, so it is wind blasted. There are quite substantial cornices forming on the eastern/downwind side of the ridge though, and one is probably wise to stay off larger areas of snow along the ridge. On the way back, we took the shortcut across the steep slope on the northern and western slopes of Colorado Mines Peak, starting at the saddle between CMP and Mt Flora. Along the northern side, the trail slopes and is hard packed, making it a bit slippery at times. Getting out the microspikes might have helped, but we were tired and made do without. On the western side, around treeline, the snow suddenly gets very deep and a lot of postholing ensued; the trail is also lost quickly as the wind apparently deposits large amounts of snow over it right after someone else makes a trail. So we made our way over to the (lower) intersection with the zig-zagging road, but then ended up just plunge-stepping all the way back down to the parking lot. There is at present probably little avalanche danger on that shortcut trail from material sliding higher up, given that the northern and western slopes of CMP are pretty windblown. But there is a lot of material accumulating at around the elevation of the trail itself, and it will not take much longer before that slope will have enough deep snow and will become unsafe to traverse, given its slope. There are already 2-3 feet of snow just above the parking lot. Conditions up high in general were as usual in the winter: unrelenting wind, blowing snow that exfoliates every bit of unprotected skin, and wind chill below 0F. Come prepared. 
Route: From Berthoud Pass
Posted On: 2021-05-29, By: Mitchman98
Info: Solid snow up to treeline from Berthoud Pass, then intermittent snow on the route from Colorado Mines Peak to Mt. Flora. The steep slope from Flora to the saddle with Eva has some short unavoidable snow patches. After reaching the saddle, all snow patches are avoidable to the summit of Eva. I wore micro spikes up to treeline, and while descending to the Flora-Eva saddle when crossing the snow patches early in the morning. 
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Route: East Approach
Posted On: 2021-05-09, By: Kieran
Info: Drove up Rainbow road but about 1 mile in the road transitioned from rough dirt road that was no problem in a Honda CRV to ice/snow that caused us to turn around and park at the Rainbow Road/Fall River Road intersection. Due to the turn around we ended up starting at 7:00 am, the snow was hard and had no problem hiking without traction/floatation until we hit Chinn's lake where we put snowshoes on. Due to it getting later in the day, we ended up bootpacking up a chute above Slater Lake for a quick couple turns and then decided to head back. On the hike back the snowshoes were definitely super helpful. 
Route: South Ridge
Posted On: 2020-10-16, By: dleflar
Info: Dry and clear all the way from Berthoud pass with the exception of maybe 50' down by Colorado Mines Peak. Windy as usual but sustained and in the 40-60 mph range currently 
Route: From Parry
Posted On: 2020-07-27, By: CaptainSuburbia
Info: Went from Loch Lomond over Bancroft, Parry and Eva. Route is clear. 4WD is needed to get to Loch. Both gates are open. Saw 20 some trucks/suv's up there and one Outback. Lots of cars parked below gates and people walking 2.3 miles up. Didn't see anyone else on peaks though. Bancroft is still skiable with some nice turns possible. Saw a couple of skiers walking the road on my way out. 
Route: via Berthoud Pass
Posted On: 2020-06-14, By: LetsGoMets
Info: Linked Flora, Eva, and Parry from Berthoud Pass. Flora to Eva has avoidable snow, summer conditions. 
Route: Berthod Pass
Posted On: 2020-06-16, By: nilaoire
Info: Some, very few patches of snow, easily avoidable. 
Route: Berthoud Pass - School of Mines Peak - Flora - Eva
Posted On: 2020-05-14, By: HikesInGeologicTime
Info: Used the road to School of Mines Peak both ways. Continuous snow until treeline; mostly dry with avoidable patches from there on. Not much of a trail after Flora, but the route is well-marked with cairns and is fairly obvious anyway - stay on or near the ridge. Anyone else who hasn't been hiking at altitude in a while might want to note that the slope between the northernmost of Flora's subsummits and the saddle poses no technical difficulties, but it is steep, and the drop felt longer to me than it appeared to be whenever I've looked at it from 40. Snow was firm in the morning and a slopfest in the afternoon. If you do go back up to School of Mines, however, you're only dealing with it for a short enough stretch that snowshoes probably aren't worth the added weight. 
Route: From Mount Flora
Posted On: 2018-09-03, By: supranihilest
Info: Eva is quite a distance from Flora and there's not much of a trail. The saddle between the two is big and steep. The route is very obvious but you'll have to be careful descending to the saddle so you don't slip and tumble. 
Route: From Flora
Posted On: 2018-06-02, By: cougar
Info: All snow can be avoided along the ridge from Flora. SE face still coated in snow. 
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Route: SE Face
Posted On: 2018-04-25, By: madadraw1
Info: Started from junction of Fall River Rd/Rainbow Rd. Able to skin from the start w/ new snow last night. At end of day last 1/2 mi completed melted out. If skiing Eva Bowl, could get some nice turns but as flatten outs lots of rocks and would have to veer to skiers left. I skied down SE face from 12.8K feet on the ridge. Then took hard left to enter South facing couloir given I was seeing no slabs despite the recent snow. There must have not been much wind here. There was 5-6 inches of new snow consistently throughout my day. There was a naturally released Avy on quite steep North face above Sherwin Lake. But, this area was quite rocky and while it was far away, looked like it broke at new/old snow surface. Probably triggered by warmth from lots of exposed rocks. 
Route: Ridge from Parry Peak A
Posted On: 2017-07-01, By: MC.Ikema
Info: No snow on route between Parry Peak and Eva. 
Route: Southeast Face
Posted On: 2015-06-16, By: Goat9
Info: I crossed Mount Eva from south to north on my way from Berthoud Pass to Parry Peak. The Southeast Face has an fracture line showing where heavy snow slid and triggered a slide into a deeper layer. The South Slopes to the summit are dry. 
Route: Eva's Slot
Posted On: 2014-06-17, By: goreskier
Info: Skied the steep slot line off eva east side. haven‘t been on this peak in many years. nice short day. great ski condition. 

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