|Peak:||Challenger Point (14er)|
|Range:||Sangre de Cristo|
|Date of Information:||05/26/2012|
Only a couple of snow patches beofre Willow Lake all of which were avoidable. I turned around here because I couldn't even stand in the wind, guessing 70-80 mph gusts- I can tell you I've never seen wind like this day. I wasn't carrying anything special (crampons, axe) and Challenger looked doable but I wasn't about to endure the wind for that long.
The attached photo was taken from the creek above Willow Lake.
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