A Fourth of July in isolation (hiding out) from the holiday crowds, up at Cotton Lake in the Sangre de Cristos.
Exploring the valleys and summits of the Sangre de Cristos, this time up to Macey Lakes and Colony Baldy.
We made a trip up to a favorite remote spot for the weekend, to Pierre Lakes high above Snowmass Creek. Many people who have climbed Capitol Peak have peered down to the rocky basin with the alpine lakes and promised themselves they would camp there someday, but the reality is that few actually do. (more…)
Camp at the first Dry Lake. Continuing with our exploration of the peaks and valleys of the Sangre de Cristo mountains, we headed up to another new area, Dry Lakes and Horn Peak, 13,450 ft. (more…)
On the descent from Spread Eagle Peak, looking south towards the heart of the Sangre de Cristos We left town for the holiday weekend and made our way down to the Sangre de Cristo Mountains for a little backpacking and peakbagging. The destination was a place known as Lake of the Clouds, and the goal was to climb two nearby 13ers, Cloud Peak and Spread Eagle Peak. (more…)
A peakbagging and trailrunning day trip to some 13ers above Cotton Lake in the Sangres
Looking northwest from the summit. The Crestones on the left, Humboldt to the right, Milwaukee and Pico Asilado are below in the foreground. Click to enlarge. It’s been a little while since we made a trip to the Sangre de Cristos. More than two years ago, when Christy was making a push to finish skiing all the 14ers, we headed down to this range for seven weekends in a row,...
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Ted on Snowmass S Ridge Mike, yes, Little Gem out to the left. Looks like…
Ted on Snowmass S Ridge Lots of great ridges out there, Scott. Enjoy
Mike Kelly on Snowmass S Ridge Nice work. Is that Little Gem lake on the right…
Scott Martin on Snowmass S Ridge Looks great, Ted. I'll be in the vicinity on Wednesday,…
Ted on Marble & Avalanche Creek Alan, it's extremely dry right now, drier than usual, and…