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 Peak:  Columbia Point (13er)
 Route:  Bears Playground
 Range:  Sangre de Cristo
 Posted By:  JosephG
 Date of Information:  06/03/2012
 Date Posted:  06/05/2012
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No notable snow. Deadfall on both the old 4WD trail and the new Humboldt trail is easily negotaited. Several route descriptions suggest staying on the N/NW side of the jagged ridge from Humboldt‘s saddle to Bear‘s Playground. We found staying on the ridge proper more straightforward; certainly more enjoyable. Generally stay right (NE) when ascending Kitty Kat (dumb name; sigh). Use trails abound. Obviously, employ your own route-finding discretion, but as a rule the use trails have the right idea.

The view to Kit Carson Peak revealed snow in the Avenue in inconvenient locations.

Broken Hand Pass also still has snow.

Picture 1: Bear's Playground to Kitty Kat Carson
Picture 2: Gully up Kitty Kat
Picture 3: Kit Carson and the Avenue



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