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 Peak:  Sunshine Peak (14er)
 Route:  From Mill Creek Campground
 Range:  San Juan
 Posted By:  awilbur77
 Date of Information:  03/17/2012
 Date Posted:  03/18/2012
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The route from Mill Creek was very dry, but with spots of deep snow in the trees. Snowshoes were helpful from 11,000 to 12,000 ft. My trip was cut short due to a knee injury and I had to double back at 12,500ft. If you are interested a story of my 5 hour descent with a non-functioning knee is here: http://awilbur77.blogspot.com/2012/03/no-luck-of-irish-on-sunshine-peak.html


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  • Comments or Questions (2)
nkan02


epic     2012-03-18 20:03:01
The pic of me postholing is hilarious. Actually, it is super helpful, as it shows the last sighting of my ice ax (yeah, another casualty of the weekend). It narrows the range quite a bit - I probably lost it somewhere between 11.4 and 11.8K.

Take care of your knee and heal quickly. We should get out again soon.


Mickeys Grenade


Knee Injury     2012-03-18 16:50:44
I'm sorry to hear that you hurt your knee while climbing Sunshine.



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