Peak:  Colony Baldy (13er)
 Route:  NE Ridge
 Range:  Sangre de Cristo
 Posted By:  RWinters
 Date of Info:  01/05/2019
 Date Posted:  01/06/2019

âœ8 of snow at the trailhead. I wore snowshoes from the parking lot until tree line. The first two miles could be done without flotation but snow depth varies from dry ground to 2 feet of snow. Once you leave the trail snow is thin through all the deadfall. The snow a few hundred feet higher is deep and absolutely requires flotation. Hope for tracks. We broke trail and it was plenty of work with the sugary snow and steep grade, Slopes from the brislecone on up are expectedly windswept with pockets of filled in snow. We ditched the shoes at tree line around 11,700 feet.

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