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Date Thursday  6/10/2021
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title Vasquez Peak from Butler Gulch parking lot
Start Time 6:30 AM
Status Complete
Leader Russell Peterson
Co-Leader Eileen O'Leary
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 2
Waitlist Participants 1
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate C
Trail Mileage 6.5
Elevation Gain 3000
Driving Distance 90

Location

We meet at Section BB, Wooly Mammoth for a not-later-than-6:30 departure.

 



For more info Contact

Russ Peterson  mtbruss2013@gmail.com  720 299 8269

 



Details

Note:  I have changed this trip from Nystom to Vasquez  based on a recon trip I did on 6/3/21. 



* The Jones pass road is blocked by snow drifts that would prevent us from reaching the upper parking lot at 10900'.



* To reach the snow ridgeline near Jones pass would require crossing 1 - 1/2 miles of snow fields with severe post holing problems (maybe snow shoes would eleviate the problem, but I was post holing in skis)



*The approach and ridgeline to Vasquez has avoidale snow.  



* Though I had a visual inspection of the planned route this will be exploratory since I have not done it before.    



We will plan on driving to the Butler Gulch parking lot and hiking up Jones Pass road to  at the first switchback 10900'.  We will then climb up the west face of Vasquez ridge which currently has sparse and avoidable snow.  We will follow the ridge line to Vasquez peak.  We most likely be doing class 2 scrambling to reach the ridgeline.



 




Notes

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Trip went nothing like plan, but we reached the summit and everyone had fun.  A great day out!




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