If I remember correctly, 2019 was the year following the huge snowfall and everything was late opening. It's always wise to check multiple sources for the status before heading out.Yep, we just thought there would be more along the trail. On a positive note, we are heading back to Colorado in September for nothing but nailing all these passes. I just watched a video of TinCup Pass filmed last year or 2019 in the middle of July. They were turned back near the summit due to snow. I haven’t been keeping up with the snow levels this year. They also showed massive avalanche damage alongside the trail.
Do you recall your route between Lake City and Ouray / Telluride?
We don't have an RP on the calendar yet for Ouray this year. If you have any interest in company we could create one for while you're here. Just let me know. No pressure.