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charmsRoute Climbed: Ridge over "Sun Dog" Date Climbed: August 1, 2003  Sucess!


My wife and I bushwacked our way up to the ridge that leads to "Sun Dog" from the trail were South Silver Creek feeds Silver Creek. We climbed the ridge and scrambled onto "Sun Dog". We crossed over the ridge and descended into the basin below Sunshine. We climbed the rock glacier on the west side of the Sunshine/Redcloud saddle and then followed the trail to the summit of Sunshine. We then descended back down into South Silver Creek and followed the trail down.
Posted Aug 5, 2003 8:44 pm

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

Matt Mahoney

Climbed with Redcloud
Posted Jul 27, 2003 10:41 pm

mmoerkRoute Climbed: North ridge from Redcloud Date Climbed: July 5, 2003  Sucess!


Climbed up Redcloud via the standard route, then traversed over the easy ridge to Sunshine. Beautiful day. To make things interesting, I descended to the west, and followed the northwest ridge over Sundog for my descent. Interesting route, and a good way to lose the crowds.
Posted Jul 13, 2003 12:08 am

RyanSRoute Climbed: Mills Creek Date Climbed: May 24, 2003  Sucess!


A fun route up Sunshine, if you don't mind the steepness! My trip report is available here.
Posted Jun 9, 2003 11:19 am

KaneRoute Climbed: East Ridge Date Climbed: 1996  Sucess!


Sunshine is in a beautiful setting. The hike from Redcloud is a lark but the views are different than Redcloud. A worthwhile hike!
Posted May 29, 2003 6:47 pm

GrantRoute Climbed: Silver Creek - 10,400 Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2001  Sucess!


Sunshine was a mile and a half to the South of Redcloud and 500 vertical feet from the saddle to the peak. Reaching the summit was a piece of cake.

After about ten minutes on the summit I was headed back to Redcloud and then back down to the trailhead.
Posted Feb 5, 2003 1:44 pm

lemushratfouRoute Climbed: Redcloud/Sunshine traverse Date Climbed: September 21,2002  Sucess!
Camped at Grizzly Gulch and made my way up to Redcloud from there,along the ridge to Sunshine,back to the saddle and then straight down the scree to pick up the Silver Creek trail not far from the road.Nice weather.A few folk on Redcloud but had Sunshine all to myself.

Alex :o)
Posted Oct 9, 2002 2:43 pm

rmjwintersRoute Climbed: East ridge via Redcloud Date Climbed: August 7 1999  Sucess!


Nice day. Love the San Juans.
Posted Oct 5, 2002 9:29 pm

xskier77Route Climbed: Silver Creek Date Climbed: June 30, 2002  Sucess!


Ran over to Sunshine after summiting Redcloud. A fast and easy ridge to reach the summit of Sunshine. By running most of the ridge it only took me 45 minutes to get from Redcloud to Sunshine. Very easy day bagging both peaks.
Posted Jul 5, 2002 6:50 pm

Bob BoltonRoute Climbed: Standard from Redcloud Date Climbed: July 2, 2002  Sucess!

Bob Bolton

We returned via the South Fork Silver Creek trail and were glad because we would have gotten much wetter had we returned over Redcloud.
Posted Jul 5, 2002 4:44 pm

ctruscotRoute Climbed: Standard Route Date Climbed: Septemeber 16, 2000  Sucess!
Did Sunshine-Redcloud combination. Great fall day!
Posted Jul 3, 2002 9:43 am

tedde1Route Climbed: Silver Creek Date Climbed: july 5, 2001  Sucess!
Climbed in conjuction with Redcloud a great day,

A little tricky picking my down through the snowfields and talus.
Posted Mar 27, 2002 2:44 pm

Peter EliassenRoute Climbed: Standard from Redcloud Date Climbed: 7/23/01  Sucess!

Peter Eliassen

Wonderful ridge traverse from Redcloud...great views!
Posted Aug 16, 2001 11:49 am

miztflipRoute Climbed: Standard from Redcloud Date Climbed: June 20, 2000  Sucess!


Climbed along with redcloud. A nice stroll.
Posted Aug 8, 2001 3:03 pm

Jim ClarkeRoute Climbed: South Ridge from Redcloud Date Climbed: 7/17/00  Sucess!

Jim Clarke

Nice jog over from Redcloud although a fast moving storm with a lot of lightning kept me on my toes...dropped off saddle (west?) under some rocks for protection till it cleared, then back over Redcloud.
Posted Aug 1, 2001 8:48 am

kilimanjaro1Route Climbed: South Ridge from Redcloud Peak Date Climbed: July 23, 2001  Sucess!


A very easy descent from Redcloud to the saddle then back up Sunshine. It took just about 1 hour peak to peak.
Posted Jul 30, 2001 8:59 am

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