Peak(s):  California Pk  -  13,849 feet
Date Posted:  05/17/2009
Date Climbed:   05/16/2009
Author:  GeorgeB
 California Peak - North Ridge   

RT Distance: 8.4 miles
RT Gain: 4,100 feet
RT Time: ~6 hours

Beta:
* You can drive to within ~100 yards of the Lower Huerfano Trailhead
* No real need for snow shoes, although gaiters were a must
* Due to snow covering the trail in the trees and dense fog, a GPS was pretty handy for routefinding
* I did use my ice axe once on a steep slope descending from the north ridge, although this stretch may have been avoidable.

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Blanca Peak

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Huerfano Peak

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Sand Dunes NP

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Mt Lindsey

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North Ridge

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Mt Lindsey

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View from summit

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Heading down

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Meadows

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Views from the trail



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Comments or Questions
d_baker

nice shots
05/18/2009 00:13
Great pictures! That must have been a cool climb looking down on the clouds.


Matt

Thanks!
01/19/2011 03:38
Great pics--the one of the Sand Dunes, especially--and some beta I can put to use. Mucho gusto.



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