Peak:  Venable Peak (13er)
 Route:  Veneble Lake Trail
 Range:  Sangre de Cristo
 Posted By:  jimwei
 Date of Info:  11/11/2015
 Date Posted:  11/11/2015

I have only moved here from North Carolina three weeks ago, and this was my first time venturing into the mountains, just so you know where my perspective is.

Started on Venable Lake Trailhead at 10am today. Started seeing snow on Venable Lake trail at around 9,700 ft. After 10,300 ft, the trail was complete covered with snow, sometimes knee deep. Got to the fallen shelter on the right at 11,500 ft or so, couldn't find the trail anymore since I did not know which way it was suppose to go and I end up going down to the small lake on the left and completely lost the trail. Wind was gusting really good there and decided it was a good place to turn around.

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