Route: From Point 13,295
Posted On: 2020-10-18, By: supranihilest
Info: The ridge from Point 13,295 is something like 2 miles long and though it's easy (mostly Class 2, a teeny amount of Class 2+ without really looking for a way around it) it's super tedious. The rock is generally solid, angular stuff that's just annoying to walk on or around if necessary. To descend I went down east-southeast first down loose scree slopes to grass, then east-northeast into the forest. Route finding isn't particularly hard but I did run into a vertical and extremely eroded streambed that I couldn't see the bottom of (it was dark). Most of the terrain in the forest was quite steep, though manageable. Assuming you're descending in daylight (I descended after nightfall) route finding would be a lot easier. I found the trail in the willows and took it back to CR391 and my vehicle. I ran into a porcupine right on the trail so know there are potentially dangerous critters in Sayres Gulch.
Route: West Face
Posted On: 2020-09-20, By: Flyingfish
Info: The only snow on the loop that is impactful is on the 12ers between Prize and Lake Fork. I'm not sure if the snow made the loose slopes better or worse than they would be dry. The slope itself is pretty dry but the decent back to the basin is decently soggy.