Peak:  Crestone Peak (14er)
 Route:  Crestones Traverse
 Range:  Sangre de Cristo
 Posted By:  jahselassie
 Date of Info:  09/20/2020
 Date Posted:  09/22/2020

Really just wanted to give an update on the Cottonwood Creek Trail. There was a significant amount more of deadfall that has fallen on the trail, etc. since hiking Crestone Peak in late June. My hiking partner and I joked that it felt like a completely different trail.

Careful route finding and being familiar with the area helped.

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 Comments or Questions

09/22/2020 22:49
Route free of snow up the red gully and the ledges though?

Thanks for the update. I have plans to day hike this soon up to just Crestone peak and did the approach back in sepetember for the needle so I am familiar with the route.

Think it would make navigation in the dark hard? I plan to start at 4-430 AM


09/23/2020 07:21
The route was snow free in the red gully. Some water running down which could be slick in the early am. We started at 3am from Cottonwood Creek TH.

I got off in a couple places in the morning even with having a gps track from when I was there in July. Have fun!


09/23/2020 10:02
Was it also snow free on the ledges up to the summit? Sorry to be pedantic.


09/23/2020 21:05
We didn€„˘t notice any snow that would€„˘ve been an issue on the ledges.


09/24/2020 09:35
Thank you so much for the update.

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