Alphabetizer run with Scot, Kimo and Anna. We started with 11270 across the valley, then ran Zephyr, Z, Y, X, X Prime and Kenosha and came back down the Ben Tyler trail. Lots of deadfall on the trail. Virtually snow free all day, and any snow was no more than 2" deep.
From the Ben Tyler TH on 285, this is a very long approach on a slow, rough trail with a lot of elevation to gain (~4000 ft) for a 12er. The peak is rather non-descript, and, without a detailed topo, I would not have known I was on it. A T-storm began to form while I was on the summit plateau, so I headed north and eventually picked up the trail back to the car.
We enjoyed a wonderful autumn hike. The wind was brisk, the air crisp, the sky bright blue. We encountered a lot less snow than we would like to see this time of year. Beautiful day. Hiking companion: Husband. Dogs: Lady, Bing & Lela.