Peak(s):  Eagle Pk A  -  13,205 feet
Date Posted:  12/23/2015
Date Climbed:   12/21/2015
Author:  benners
Additional Members:   Marmot72
 Eagle Peak on the Winter Solstice  

On Monday, Marmot72 and I battled the high winds on Eagle Peak down in the Sangres. I figured I'd share in case anyone's interested in ideas for winter hikes and hasn't researched Eagle yet. Cheers and Merry Christmas!


Eagle Peak on the Winter Solstice


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 Comments or Questions
brerrabbit
That’s funny
12/23/2015 08:28
I was just researching this yesterday. I love spending the winters on Sangre ridge routes! Nice work, looks like I’ve got some trench poaching to do...


MtnHub

Beautiful!
12/23/2015 11:59
Some truly fabulous photos! Thanks for sharing, Ben!


PaliKona
Gorgeous and wild
12/23/2015 21:09
Looks amazing there!


Jay521

Image 2...
12/24/2015 07:36
... is killer!!!


Marmot72

trench poaching
12/24/2015 09:03
Brer, best of luck, but our tracks above the lake were likely gone by the time we reached the car. After we got hurried down the peak by the wind, we were surprised that our tracks in the trees were already blown over in several places. However, there was a solid ATV track up the road most of the way to the lake, and I imagine it’s still mostly intact.


Monster5

Hold up
12/24/2015 11:56
I don’t see any pictures of Steve cliffed out or in the middle of an entirely unnecessary face. The second pic in the TR is fantastic. Great colors.


benners

Re:
12/28/2015 10:55
brer - G’luck if you head up there. You’ll probably have somewhat of an indentation to follow up the road, but above the lake my guess is our trench is long gone.

MtnHub/PaliKona/Jay - Thanks!

Monster - This was a rare case in which the path of most resistance was to head straight up the ridge line into the wind, so Steve was happy sticking to the standard route



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