A lot of snow this year. Snowshoed up. Lovely day. Great views from the summit, not just surrounding peaks, but down into Telluride, which appeared so close.
Peak is kind of hard to reach - lots of little hills on the way up, some up and downs, no trail, and deep snow thanks to snow rich May and June. Started from Red Mountain Pass, walked by 2 weather stations - Senator Mine on the way up and Swampy Angel on the way down.
Peak 13510 ft Red Mtn Pass Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2013
I had seen this beautiful peak in 2002 & 2003. Always thought about finding my way to the top of it but did not get the chance to do so until 2013. Left Red Mountain Pass at 6 a.m. and was on the summit by 8:20. I then went to Ptarmigan Lake. Forest fires created hazy/smoggy skies. Much less snow in 2013 than 2003.