|Peak:||Blanca Peak (14er)|
|Route:||Lake Como Approach|
|Range:||Sangre de Cristo|
|Date of Information:||04/10/2011|
The road is bone dry until about 10,500, and then a mix of packed snow and bare rocks takes you to 11,200. Snowshoes are helpful past that, though certainly not 100-percent necessary. Past Lake Como I'd plan on putting on flotation. We made it to about 12,700 before being turned around by unreal conditions, but the Sangres are still pretty hurting for snow. All the lakes and creek crossings remain thickly frozen. We had a party of three and another guy followed us, so there should be a good trail to Crater Lake if anyone plans to take advantage of the good weather the next few days.