Unnamed 13811  
Condition Updates  
Route: Combo: 13,832 + 13,811
Posted On: 2022-08-14, By: CheapCigarMan
Info: Easy hike over from PT 13,832. Will be easier to stay on the saddle and ridge as it may be tempting to hike lower on the slope. Intermittent faint trail. Route is obvious. Nearby Uncompahgre and Wetterhorn appear with their grandeur. 
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Route: Combo: 13,832 + 13,811
Posted On: 2022-05-30, By: Thevirtualsherpa
Info: Summer conditions 
Route: From Bent Creek
Posted On: 2022-01-30, By: Tornadoman
Info: Parked near a small outhouse (unlocked with TP) 10.2 miles from JCT with HWY. 149. From TH to 10,200' some patches of snow, but many dry sections with steep tundra, scree, etc. Dodged around a couple cliff bands. I would recommend leaving the snowshoes off to avoid a few gear changes. Above about 10,200' we followed a fresh trench (we parked behind a car at TH) and followed that to treeline. Never too deep, snow was several inches to nearly knee deep but enough that snowshoes certainly helped. Above treeline it was fairly dry to 13,811, patches of an inch of snow or so. We used spikes as it helped with snow and was fine on the steep dirt/scree sections. The other hiker continued on to 13,832 so we never encountered them. We descended as we had a late start and didn't want to be benighted. Ridge toward 13,832 appeared much snowier and a bit more rugged (Picture 6). 
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Route: Combo: 13,832 + 13,811
Posted On: 2022-01-16, By: Geckser
Info: We (Arthurspiderman and I) went up to point 13811 and it's brother, whose name I never bothered to learn. We were optimistic due to a lack of snow on low south facing ridges and high south facing ridges. Sadly this trend did not extrapolate between 9,800 and 11,800 making for a very unpleasant post holing experience. We followed a route shown by Dad Mike starting at Bent Creek and gaining the ridge that goes directly to Point 13811. Snow between shin and knee deep, gradually getting deeper and more unpleasantly layered. We have established a mediocre trench for this region. The best thing I can say about the trench is that it follows a pretty efficient path. I would recommend flotation for this section . At 11,800 we broke treeline and it was smooth sailing from that point onward. Simple 2nd class on 98% dirt. Very, very nice once above treeline. No ice axe or traction required. Do these two soon if you need to, they are very nice above treeline and there is some semblance of a trench. Beautiful day, little wind. 
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Route: Combo: 13,832 + 13,811
Posted On: 2021-06-07, By: hellmanm
Info: 90% snow-free. Trail is apparent/easy to follow most of the way, but (avoidable) snow obscures some sections of the tundra walk. Nothing of consequence though. One mandatory snow crossing from 832 to 811, but it was so slushy that you wouldn't slide very far on a fall. I had spikes, but I didn't use them (my sister opted to use hers, and I could see them being useful, but not a necessity at this point). One pic from the 811 summit looking back towards 832, Redcloud, and random pts. The other pic is looking at 811 from 832. 
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Route: Via Williams Creek
Posted On: 2021-05-12, By: CoHi591
Info: All snow is either avoidable or pretty inconsequential. It's always a joy this time of year to haul the snowshoes up just to not use them. Trail is totally dry until just before treeline. There are a few big patches of snow around treeline, but they're pretty easy to avoid or just walk over for a few steps at a time, never thought about putting spikes on. It does obscure the trail in part, but at that point it's clear where you need to go. Rejoined the trail at treeline, avoided all snow from there to summit. I didn't go over to PT 13,832. The ridge was really snowy, you'd definitely want an ice axe and spikes. I felt too out of practice to get myself on steep snow. Everything else in the area seems to be still holding a lot of snow. I'll add pics when I get home. This would be a wonderful trail in the fall! 
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Route: Combo: 13,832 + 13,811
Posted On: 2020-10-04, By: denvermikey
Info: Summer conditions. Excellent trail. Aspen at tail end of peak time. 
Route: Combo: 13,832 + 13,811
Posted On: 2020-06-27, By: brauda02
Info: All dry from 13,832. Trail is faint from here. No trail on the NE ridge of 13, 811. Be sure to go to the Grassy Saddle descending to Alpine. I ended up doing a steep bushwhack dropping down too soon. Alpine Gulch Trail is easy to follow and reasonably maintained. Many high water crossings. 
Route: Combo: 13,832 + 13,811
Posted On: 2019-11-12, By: supranihilest
Info: This conditions report only concerns the terrain between Point 13,832 and Point 13,811; see the Redcloud Peak and Point 13,832 conditions reports I posted to join the full route together. From the summit of Point 13,832 begin your traverse. The traverse is mostly dry, though large snowfields on southeast facing slopes after Point 13,632 were very hard and slick; I could not kick steps into them so I wore my microspikes to descend them. Sticking as close to the ridge crest as possible would have been better, since it was mostly dry. After these snowfields things dry out again and it's an easy stroll to Point 13,811. I wore trail runners for the entire day and while my feet were wet it was warm enough to be OK; wear appropriate footwear for you and conditions. Carry microspikes or traction, you'll want them for any possible descent route. 
Route: Combo: 13,832 + 13,811
Posted On: 2019-09-03, By: 9patrickmurphy
Info: Trail dies out a little as you skirt PT13632, comes back a little gaining UN13811. Pretty easy. Some decent scree-skiing descending PT13632, but avoidable if you're not into fun. 
Route: Combo: 13,832 + 13,811
Posted On: 2019-08-21, By: dwoodward13
Info: Many slide paths up the Silver Creek Trail but no issues route finding in the dark. Actually make the trail better as it was easy to just walk up/down the snow. Route above treeline is dry. Trail is thin toward the end but no big deal. 
Route: Williams Creek
Posted On: 2019-08-14, By: JChitwood
Info: Both creek crossings easy and you can follow Williams Creek Trail to the base of 13,811 then take grass to the summit rocks. Only a few patches of snow left and none near the trail. Trail goes through aspens for miles highly recommended for mid September. Lots of vertical since it starts near Lake San Cristobal probably over 5k including the dreadful uphills on the way down. 
Route: Williams Creek Campground
Posted On: 2019-05-25, By: WildWanderer
Info: Large mix of trail conditions: dry dirt, mud, ice, and consistent snow beginning at 11,500. No visible tracks in the area after snow began. Lots of downed trees on the trail. The trail was a river of water from 9000'-10,000'. Snowshoes needed from 11,500. Last 300 feet to the summit required crampons. Very intense wind and varying states of snow from solid to postholing to my waist. Fun! 
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Route: Combo: 13,832 + 13,811
Posted On: 2018-08-13, By: LetsGoMets
Info: Easy traverse from 13,832. You can somewhat bypass the bump between the two but it only saves a bit of elevation gain. 
Route: Combo: 13,832 + 13,811
Posted On: 2018-06-12, By: HikerGuy
Info: Summer conditions. Good trail all the way to the east side of PT 13832. Great views of the north face of 13,632 from atop PT 13811. 
Route: Silver Creek
Posted On: 2016-07-17, By: desertdog
Info: We climbed in conjunction with Peak 13,832 from Silver Creek TH. Trail segments and cairns to the right of the ridge the whole way. It took us around 7.5 hours RT. Only saw one other person, but waived to the crowds on Redcloud. 
Route: From RedCloud Trail
Posted On: 2015-07-04, By: illusion7il
Info: All Clear from the Redcloud trail over PT 13,832 

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