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Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Four Passes Loop - Snow Report? on 06/21/2009 21:07:17 MDT Print View

We're contemplating the Four Passes Loop starting June 29th.

Anyone got firsthand info on the snow levels?

Thanks

Steven Evans
(Steve_Evans) - MLife

Locale: Canada
Re: Four Passes Loop - Snow Report? on 06/23/2009 07:52:09 MDT Print View

Hey Greg,
Any chance we can see a nice trip report on your trip afterwards? I've had my eye on that loop for years...

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Four Passes Loop - Snow Report? on 06/23/2009 08:08:45 MDT Print View

Steve,
The Aspen Ranger Station reports the snow level at 11,500', a thousand snowpacked feet below each of the passes.

We were thinking of a fast and light trek, but unless someone provides first hand info, we will be heading elsewhere.

Going up is seldom a problem. It the acceleration down which concerns me. Trail runners and, unfortunately, no TiCas.

I have done it in early October with no crowds. It is great.

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Four Passes Loop - Snow Report? on 06/28/2009 16:41:10 MDT Print View

Anyone have any first or secondhand info???

John Whynot
(jdw01776)

Locale: Southeast Texas
Re: Re: Four Passes Loop - Snow Report? on 06/28/2009 17:05:08 MDT Print View

Try the forums on 14ers.com. When I attempted this loop last July, I found plenty of up-to-date info. Still went too early for my experience level, but at least I knew what to expect. I'll be trying again in a little over 3 weeks...

Edited by jdw01776 on 06/28/2009 17:09:30 MDT.