Conditions request: Moose Lake/Pterodactyl Pass/Horn Col/Elizabeth Pass

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Conditions request: Moose Lake/Pterodactyl Pass/Horn Col/Elizabeth Pass

Post by agfhst » Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:27 pm

Planning to hike this route around August 26-27 and would be grateful for any snow (or bug) reports that anyone who's passed that way recently might be able to provide. I've seen the thread on Rockyroad's July 20-24 Tablelands trip and the thread on Elizabeth Pass that grampy started on August 4 -- thanks all for that information. But if anyone has additional or more recent info, that would be great.








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Re: Conditions request: Moose Lake/Pterodactyl Pass/Horn Col/Elizabeth Pass

Post by PDK » Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:53 pm

We went from Pear Lake to Moose Lake last week, Aug 7. Encountered several snow fields near the crest overlooking MooseLake. We avoided most of them, but did walk over two. No snow from the crest to Moose Lake. Mosquitos were minimal. Fishing was good.

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Re: Conditions request: Moose Lake/Pterodactyl Pass/Horn Col/Elizabeth Pass

Post by zacjust32 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:50 pm

I was in all of those places August 10th. Don't have to walk on snow in the tablelands if you don't want to. Patch of snow on east side of Horn Col and north side of E Pass. Here's a photo from Horn Col looking across to E Pass:
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Re: Conditions request: Moose Lake/Pterodactyl Pass/Horn Col/Elizabeth Pass

Post by agfhst » Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:06 pm

Thanks, PDK and zacjust32. Good info and good news. Like the photo too, with all the mini-aretes lined up.

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