Although the summit of Charleston appears as if the snow has lessened, the South Loop Trail has plenty above 10,000 feet. We tried to get to the junction using only snowshoes, but it became quite tedious and tiring to break trail with a bit of powder and depth. If you want to summit Charleston Peak this month, you best use the North Loop Trail.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe