Peak:  Crestone Peak (14er)
 Route:  South Face
 Range:  Sangre de Cristo
 Posted By:  ekviatnie
 Date of Info:  09/11/2020
 Date Posted:  09/11/2020

Winter conditions. This morning snow in the valley but melted by this afternoon. Snow covered road to lower South Colony lakes TH. The S Colony approach is 6-8❠of slushy snow. Once at the Upper S Colony TH, 12❠of slushy snow. I was the first person and the trails were not visible. I walked a bit, but turned around as I am not familiar with this area. High, constant winds and about freezing temperatures mid day at the upper TH. There is enough snow to avalanche so be careful.

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 Comments or Questions

Good call
09/11/2020 17:16
Sounds like the right call. Good job playing it safe.


09/11/2020 21:01
Looks like the Sangres got a lot more snow than expected. Thanks for the update

Thank you
09/12/2020 09:09
Thanks for the info! So how far up the road to the trailhead did you drive?

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