Nice ski to the summit from Spring Creek Pass, hard windblown slopes above Snow Mesa, but still fun in the winter wonderland.
Spring Creek Pass to Snow Mesa then traverse of the four 13ers (13510, 13162, Baldy Cinco and "Baldy no es Cinco"). About 3-6" of snow once I got on Snow Mesa that lasted the entire day, all that postholing started to wear on me!
My friend and I hit 5 13ers around the loop in 2 days. Point 13,510 was my favorite of the group. It was so warm it felt like May instead of Feb.!
This was a great winter hike. Snow Mesa is a beautiful place when it is draped in snow. There were avy concerns near 13,510 & 13162, but a safe, wind scoured route existed. A long but rewarding day.
Climbed with wife and friend, Ed. Parked at Spring Creek Pass -took Colorado Trail eastward until close to peaks. Easy going from Snow Mesa to the summits. A perfect autumn day. Nice pair of peaks.
Erin and I loved our spring outing in the La Garitas last year. A trip report is available here.