|Peak:||Humboldt Peak (14er)|
|Range:||Sangre de Cristo|
|Date of Information:||02/07/2013|
too wiped out to do a full trip report, but wanted to get this up asap since time was of the essence...
wookie horn and i did some leg killing trenching/trail breaking but we did manage to pull it off in the end. we both wanted others to use it asap - you just first had to hear how tough it was to make it! yes, it wavers off the gps route from time to time (as wookie horn said, it looked like it was made by a drunken sailor), so if you are ok with drunken sailor trailmaking without the sailor mouths we had when making it, it's all yours.
weather was gorgeous and once we got out of the trees it didn't even slightly resemble winter. snowshoes are a must (the trail breaking even with snowshoes sunk us down to knee to hip deep). microspikes are useless.
had to leave the jeep about .75 mi away from the rainbow trail trailhead but was not a big deal...at least not in comparison to the trenching. get up there before it dumps more snow and buries our labor of love...or hate...or something like that.