|Peak:||Blanca Peak (14er)|
|Route:||Lake Como Approach|
|Range:||Sangre de Cristo|
|Date of Information:||04/28/2012|
I hiked in trail runners up to Lake Como, but switched to snowshoes above. Some new snow had recently fallen, slightly crusty and every step we broke through and sunk a few inches - not terribly difficult but pretty annoying. Summit was in the clouds and getting iced. Still winter conditions up there, be prepared for snow travel and winter camping. Broke trail up until 13k +/-, then some weather moved in, snow and wind picked up, and we were pretty mashed from the slog up (parked at nearly the bottom of the road), so we bailed. Gorgeous area though.