Braddock

Braddock Peak-Ski Descent
Access from Fort Collins, Colorado:
CO 14 west to Cameron Pass
Continue west 3.9 miles to a parking area on the south side of the road
Drive Time: 1:35

Distance: ~6.2 miles
Elevation Gain: ~3000'
Time: ~5 hours
Date: 12/17/2014
CAIC Avalanche Forecast: Moderate Above & Near Treeline, Low Below Treeline

Martin le Roux wanted to ski somewhere in the Cameron Pass area, so I threw out Braddock Peak as an idea.  He was game, so we started from the same trailhead I used for Seven Utes Mountain & Mount Mahler, then made our way up old roads and eventually crossed to the east side of the unnamed creek.  We continued up the drainage, then up the gully leading to the saddle just south of the peak.  We dropped our skis at the saddle, hiked up to the summit and returned to our skis where we took a break to eat, drink & convert into downhill mode.  The snow was very thin at first descending from the saddle, but soon was deep enough to make good turns back down into the drainage.

Photo taken from Seven Utes Mountain 12/16/2007.  Red = Hike, Blue = Ski
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