Marble Mountain - Northeast Ridge
Trailhead: South Colony Lakes
Parking spot: 1+ mile up from lowest (2wd) trailhead. This required 4WD through easy snow.
Elevation start: 9,200'
Elevation end: 13,266'
Total Elevation Gain: 4,200'
RT Distance: ~10 miles
A few photos in case anyone will be there soon...
On the SC Lake road with Marble in the background
On the Rainbow Trail - heading up to the ridge
On the NE Ridge - shortly after this I turned right from Rainbow Trail
Walking along the ridge
Leaving the thick trees at 11,600'
Humboldt from 11,700'
Humboldts SE Flank/Gully Route
Near 12,200' - smooth sailing from here
Approaching the final pitch
Just below the summit, looking down the NE Ridge
On the summit - Broken Hand Peak and the Crestones to the west
During the descent - another look at Humboldt
The SC Lakes Road / Rainbow Trail junction
Sunset over Point 12,739' (south of Marble Mtn.)