Peak(s):  Mt. Eolus  -  14,083 feet
Windom Peak  -  14,087 feet
Sunlight Peak  -  14,059 feet
Date Posted:  04/10/2019
Date Climbed:   09/28/2018
Author:  ullearn
Additional Members:   sac02
 San Juan Mountains 50 Miler (Silverton -> Chicago Basin -> Purgatory)  

The short summary is it was great! We missed out on the peaks due to heavy rains and chances of lighting for days on in. But when you plan these things months out you are not going to reschedule the hike on account of rain so you just have to adjust. Sorry for a non wordy post, but hope y'all enjoy through video.

We are posting now as we are planning for our next adventure later this year if you have any tips you can share at -


  1. 9/28: Clear, 3.28mi (+1699ft, -262ft), Hi/Lo temp 70â/23.9â
  2. 9/29: Clear, 10.01mi (+1516ft, -3609ft), Hi/Lo temp 65â/31.6â
  3. 9/30: Rain (evening/night), 7.80mi (+1585ft, -1496ft), Hi/Lo temp 70â/39.3â
  4. 10/01: Rain, 12.01mi (+2618ft, -4537ft), Hi/Lo temp 53â/48.2â
  5. 10/02: Rain, 11.13mi (+3153ft, -2405ft), Hi/Lo temp 65â/-â

Reflections and Lessons Learned

  • Bring more foot tape
  • Don’t forget items, consider bringing final checklist versus pre-prep list
  • Katadyn BeFree filter: great flow rate while it lasted. Switched to Sawyer for backwash ability.
  • Water filtration system: large bladder worked well
  • For group trips, plan more stopped time for breaks, water filtration, and longer lunches

The Fellas

My GPS Tracks on Google Maps (made from a .GPX file upload):

Thumbnails for uploaded photos (click to open slideshow):

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