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ColoradoScottRoute Climbed: Northeast Ridge from Silver Creek Trail Date Climbed: September 3, 1986  Sucess!


After hiking the trail thru a modest herd of cattle (mooove cow!!!) grazing near the trailhead, which was strange to say the least, I followed the excellent trail up to the NE Ridge under beautiful blue skies. I continued over to Sunshine and returned from the saddle between the two.
Posted Feb 7, 2005 11:57 am

Larry VRoute Climbed: don't remember Date Climbed: July 1978  Sucess!

Larry V

Climbed same day as Sunshine, like most people. Climbed Handies the day before.
Posted Jan 12, 2005 9:45 pm

bakcastRoute Climbed: Via Sunshine Date Climbed: June 2001  Sucess!


Descended Sunshine's NW gully - one of the best glissades ever!
Posted Dec 12, 2004 1:57 pm

hhsilleckRoute Climbed: Silver Creek Date Climbed: September 6 2004  Sucess!


Nice hike in a beautiful area.
Posted Sep 13, 2004 4:54 pm

lmillerRoute Climbed: Silver Creek Trailhead Date Climbed: August 11, 2004  Sucess!
Nice day, great trail. On the summit met about 30 Iowans. Did the traverse to Sunshine and returned over Redcloud. If the weather is good and you feel OK, doing both peaks is recommended. At the saddle before doing Redcloud, you also have the option of turning left and doing Point 13832 and/or Point 13811. We did Point 13811 a different day from Williams Creek trailhead.
Posted Aug 20, 2004 11:47 am

SaintgrizzlyRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: 80's or '90's  Sucess!


Climbed with Aaron, then did the traverse to Sunshine. Next day we did Handies. Nice time in the San Juans!
Posted Aug 11, 2004 1:01 am

jrfRoute Climbed: Silver Creek Date Climbed: July 2, 2004  Sucess!


My 2nd attempt after getting knocked off the year before by weather. Gorgeous this time. We made the summit in good time under totally clear skies. We didn't spend a lot of time on the summit before heading over to Sunshine but definitely a cool summit with an amazing view.

One thing to note, the route up from the saddle has been improved since last year. Someone did a lot of trail work and closed up most of the dirt alleys. This makes things a LOT easier (and better on the environment).
Posted Jul 17, 2004 3:48 pm

SpeedyRoute Climbed: Silver Creek Date Climbed: 07/06/04  Sucess!


What a great day! I felt fantastic the whole time (finally!) A nice hike up the creek. I liked the hike, though I wasn't thrilled that we had to walk all the way AROUND the mountain to get to the top. Met some neat people on top and even brought a guy down Silver Creek with us that had gone up Sunshine the back way. We gave him a ride back to his car and he gave us beers! GREAT trade if you ask me! Saw a TON of columbines, they were really beautiful!
Posted Jul 16, 2004 12:37 am

Bryan WRoute Climbed: Silver Creek Date Climbed: 7/6/04  Sucess!

Bryan W

A nice, easy, beautiful hike to the ridge line at 13,300'. Above the ridge line the route gets a little steep and loose in spots. No big deal and we were really much closer to the summit than we thought. We could see it, but it just seemed so far away. Then the next thing we knew, we were standing on top. Perfect day.
Posted Jul 13, 2004 11:30 am

RatballsRoute Climbed: From Silver Creek trailhead Date Climbed: May 25, 2003  Sucess!


Climbed this one last year on a stormy morning, last May. The climb itself was no more than a hike with post-holing, save for the last few, snowy feet up to Sunshine's summit, but I was gob-smacked by the obliviousness of the other people on the mountain to the threatening weather. I'm always surprised that more people don't get killed by the weather in Colorado.

I have a trip-report (long, as always) here.
Posted Jun 24, 2004 11:53 pm

mountainmotaRoute Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: July 2002  Sucess!


Easy 14er!
Posted Jun 15, 2004 7:32 pm

The Lower MarmotRoute Climbed: Silver Creek Date Climbed: June 10, 2004; August 6, 2004  Sucess!

The Lower Marmot

Good climb, snow got tricky in the basin for our undergeared party.

Update: August ascent was with great weather and no snow to slow us down. I ascended a nearby unnamed 13er first.
Posted Jun 10, 2004 10:54 pm

DaveCRoute Climbed: standard Date Climbed: aug 97  Sucess!


with shon and royal (and G of course). threatened rain but no worries. my 9th 14er.
Posted May 21, 2004 9:22 pm

RyanSRoute Climbed: Silver Creek Date Climbed: September 28, 2002  Sucess!


We rushed up and down Redcloud, beating out some incoming weather. We wanted to climb Sunshine, so we stayed in Lake City for the night. A snowstorm arrived for my birthday, however, so we drove home instead.
Posted Apr 12, 2004 12:24 pm

Michael CroffordRoute Climbed: Silver-Creek/GrizzlyGulch Date Climbed: August 9, 2003  Sucess!

Michael Crofford

First Colorado 14er. Absolutely awesome, although it was snowing on top with lightning in the distance...decided not to go for Sunshine peak. If you've never been the San Juans are spectacular.
Posted Oct 20, 2003 10:33 am

Steven CrossRoute Climbed: Silver Creek Date Climbed: September, 26, 2003  Sucess!

Steven Cross

After doing Wetterhorn, Matterhorn, Broken Hill, and Uncompahgre Peak we headed over to SIlver Creek, backpacked in and set up camp somewhere on the slopes of "Sundog".

The top of redcloud was very steep, I did not expect it to be so steep. I have to say it was the most strenous 14er I have done. The red rock on toop was stunning.

We then went to do Sunshine.

My 6th 14er.
Posted Sep 29, 2003 3:45 pm

mtnhiker13Route Climbed: Traverse from Sunshine via Mill Creek Date Climbed: 8/31/2003  Sucess!


We climbed Sunshine first via Mill Creek and then did the traverse to Redcloud. A fun traverse - took about 45 minutes or so. We were able to enjoy time on both peaks as the weather was good. We traversed back to Sunshine and then back down to Mill Creek TH.
Posted Sep 10, 2003 8:49 am

big_gRoute Climbed: Northeast Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2003


What a storm at the trail head last night! Felt sorry for those suckers tenting out. hehe. Anyway, woke up extra early and shot up the mountain.

Number 30!
Posted Aug 16, 2003 10:04 pm

charmsRoute Climbed: Silver Creek Date Climbed: August 2, 2003  Sucess!


My wife and I opted to take the standard route as we were doing a three day peak bagging marathon and needed an easy day to recover from only getting four hours of sleep. It was an easy hike up to Redcloud, but it got a little stormy as we reached the first saddle. At the first sound of thunder, my wife and I hung out on the east side of the ridge waiting for the sky to clear. We watched as a line of 15 to 20 hikers continued up the route like a line of ants mindlessly following each other into danger. Luckily, the clouds broke, and nobody got struck by lightning. We made the summit under blue skys, but with lightning striking adjacent peaks.
Posted Aug 5, 2003 8:39 pm

Matt MahoneyRoute Climbed: Silver Creek Date Climbed: July 17, 2003  Sucess!

Matt Mahoney

Stormed off day before, then tried again and made it the next day with Sunshine
Posted Jul 27, 2003 10:39 pm

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