Peak(s):  Colony Baldy  -  13,705 feet
Date Posted:  11/11/2015
Date Climbed:   10/24/2015
Author:  Marmot72
Additional Members:   benners, lordhelmut
 Not Rogaine. I'm hiking Colony Baldy!  

It's been a nice autumn here, and I tagged along with Brian and Ben for a fine "gaper slog" up Colony Baldy the weekend before Halloween. It was a true bluebird day, with a nearly cloudless sky and welcome absence of wind. We hadn't realized that the east side of the Sangres had already accumulated a bit of snow, so the mild weather was a boon, as none of us packed gaiters on this day.

Full trip report is here:

Some photo highlights of the trip:

Sunhit on the Sangres outside Westcliff

Lower East Ridge above treeline

Upper East Ridge to the first false summit

Horn Group and Adams near 2nd false summit

Crestones from Colony Baldy

Kit Carson Mountain from Colony Baldy

Thumbnails for uploaded photos (click to open slideshow):
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 Comments or Questions

Kit Carson North Ridge
11/11/2015 23:46
That is probably one of the coolest views of KC’s North Ridge that I’ve seen. It gives you that "I climbed that?" feeling! Looks like some great views from Colony Baldy.


Thanks, Vandy
11/15/2015 09:17
Yeah, the 14ers in that area look formidable from Colony Baldy. It’s a great place to be on a clear day!

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