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…)
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…)
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…)
We hit up a section of the snake-like Sangre de Cristo Mountains this past weekend for a combo trail run/peak bagging jaunt. For background, we spent a weekend in the area last summer, exploring nearby Rito Alto and Wild Cherry creeks, running the valley trails and then climbing onto the broad ridges (more…)
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, when a huge upslope storm buried the range in snow. After that effort, I guess we had a little Sangre fatigue, and we did things elsewhere....
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