Peak:  Hunts Peak (13er)
 Route:  West Slopes
 Range:  Sangre de Cristo
 Posted By:  mikemalick
 Date of Info:  05/17/2020
 Date Posted:  05/17/2020

You can completely avoid snow if you want. Only real snow areas are in the saddle between PT 12,100' and the final ridge up to Hunts Peak. Dropping off PT 12,100', I stayed off the first snow patch by keeping to the far left. I then decided to cross the longer snow along the line you can see. It was plenty supportive early in the day and starting to complain a little by 11:15 AM on the way back down, but only a couple post holes. You can skip all the snow if you want.

Pic 1 is coming out of the trees looking up to PT 12,100' and the final ridge to the summit. Pic #2 is looking into the saddle from PT 12,100' and up the ridge. Pic #3 was after crossing the 2nd snow patch along the red line shown in previous pic. Last pic is coming down from the summit looking back at the saddle snow. Again, you can bypass all the snow if you want.

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