|Peak:||Little Bear Peak (14er)|
|Route:||Little Bear-to-Blanca Traverse|
|Range:||Sangre de Cristo|
|Date of Information:||01/29/2011|
On Saturday we, like many other 14ers members, decided to take advantage of quite possibly the nicest day of this winter and Tackle the Little Bear to Blanca Traverse. This is just a quick taste tester to provide current conditions. Full TR to come soon.
On como road, we made it to the standard 8,800' and a decent 4WD with short wheel base could make it maybe another half mile or less. There is intermittent snow to about the halfway point to the lake at 10,200'ish and then pretty much solid snow from there to the lake.
6.5 hours Cabin at Como Lake to LB summit
4.5 Hours traverse time LB to Blanca
3.5 Hours descent time from Blanca to cabin at lake w/no snow shoes.
LB once we made the ridge-
Traverse from the summit of LB-
One of the many down climbs with LB in the backgroune-
LB from almost at blanca-
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