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 Peak:  Sunshine Peak (14er)
 Route:  East Ridge
 Range:  San Juan
 Posted By:  Lemmiwinks
 Date of Information:  01/19/2013
 Date Posted:  01/20/2013
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No snowshoes or ice axe needed. Microspikes were helpful in a few areas but were not a necessity.

A few drifts and small snowfields near treeline, but none were deeper than ~18 inches. Below treeline was mostly snow-free. Above treeline the snow was avoidable until the last 800 ft which had snow-packed trail.

The trail over to Redcloud was also snow-packed trail with the rest of the peak being mostly dry.



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  • Comments or Questions
d_baker


delete     01/20/2013 22:12
You should delete those photos. They're depressing to look at with such lack of snow. ;)
Looks like a beautiful day you had though!


bmcconahey

Road conditions     01/23/2013 23:15
Could you get all the way to the Silver Creek/Grizzly Gulch trailhead?


Lemmiwinks


Road Conditions     01/24/2013 00:02
I didn't try, but I'm pretty certain that the road was closed prior to silver creek/grizzly gulch TH. Someone in our group can correct me if I'm wrong.


Kirk Mallory

Shelf Road     01/25/2013 00:37
The Shelf Road (CR 35) is gated right at its start from the main road (CR 30).



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