Peak:  Colony Baldy (13er)
 Route:  From Horn Creek Trailhead
 Range:  Sangre de Cristo
 Posted By:  WildWanderer
 Date of Info:  11/18/2018
 Date Posted:  11/18/2018
 Details

First 3 miles was a mix of mud, ice, and snow. I wore my snowshoes the entire way (but didn't really need to). After the cutoff after Macey Creek snowshoes were necessary. I broke trail from the cutoff just after Macey Creek. From here until the bristle cone pines it was a long slog, postholing 2-3 feet with every step. The snow was like cotton candy. Snowshoes are a must, crampons and ice axe weren't necessary. No wind below treeline, so the trench I made should stay until the next snow. Once above the bristle cone pines the entire ridge was windswept. The Crestones look amazing right now!


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