|Peak:||Horn Peak (13er)|
|Route:||Horn Peak Trail|
|Range:||Sangre de Cristo|
|Date of Information:||01/15/2011|
There is very little snow in the Sangres. From the trailhead at 8900', snow was patchy. Some stretches of the trail was completely dry. If you attempt Horn Peak, don't repeat my mistake and leave the snowshoes in the car. From about 10000' to treeline the snow is much deeper. Rocrunner and I broke trail to treeline. Above treeline, the ridge is windblown and 95% dry. No problems. This mountain gives you solitude (no one had been to the summit in 2 weeks before us), and amazing views.
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