|Peak:||Venable Peak (13er)|
|Route:||Venable Creek Trail|
|Range:||Sangre de Cristo|
|Date of Information:||06/19/2011|
Summer hiking conditions with a few, very small, patches of snow that were easily walked through or around. No need for snow gear of any kind: gaitors, ice axe, micro spikes, snowshoes, etc. Beautiful trail, some wild flowers were in bloom and the aspen trees have leaved out. Venable Lake is completely thawed with some big fish swimming about.
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