trail conditions for mountains near Estes Park?

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trail conditions for mountains near Estes Park?

by karend » Mon Jun 14, 2010 12:37 am

Does anyone know what the trail conditions might be for any of the following mountains:

Deer Mountain
Twin Sisters
Flattop Mountain
Mount Lady Washington

My husband and I will be in the park June 24 and would like to hike but need to know what gear we may need to bring along with us. Wondering how much snow/ice may be lingering at these higher summits! We are traveling from NH where our summits are much lower in elevation and clear of snow.... just lots of bugs!
Thanks :)

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by Bill Reed » Mon Jun 14, 2010 2:39 am

I haven't been on those trails lately, but I took these photos on Sat, 6/5. Deer Mtn. shouldn't be an issue.
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Twin Sisters still had some snow in the trees but should be pretty much snow free by the last week in June.

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Lady Washington

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and Flattop both had a fair amount of snow on them on the 5th.

A lot would normally melt in 2 to 3 weeks time in June, but bear in mind that we have just had some additional snow this weekend above 10,000 feet.
Hope that helps a little and that you have a great visit to the park!!

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by karend » Mon Jun 14, 2010 3:06 am

HI Bill,

Thank you so much for the great pictures and info! It is definitely a big help!
We haven't decided on what we will hike... weather and how we fare with the elevation will be a big factor. But it is good to see what we are in for. :)


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