In exchange for planning/leading a backpacking trip to Comanche Lake, I took the ladies up Comanche Peak and Spring Mountain. This area is absolutely beautiful. With Elissa & Laraine.
From the trail, with bitterly cold wind. Trip report.
With Venable, Spring, 12873, Round Mountain, Bull Domingo Hills HP, Beckwith Mountain & Democratic Mountain.
Approached via Venable Creek. I climbed Pt 12,873 directly from Venable Lakes. I then ran the ridge over to Venable, Spring and then to Comanche. I descended Comanche Creek. Snow was not a problem and Venable Creek was the hightlight of the day.
Loop climb from North Crestone TH, up Comanche traverse over Spring to Venable, back down to our camp near the base of the Comanche Trail. Very little visibility most of the day, then the clouds started to break on descent of Spring just in time to be "wowed" by the view of Phantom Terrace! Climbed with Scot and Colin.
Done the Comanche Venable Loop from Alvarado. Great views and had excellant weather Just dont get no better! Really like to go back soon. A long round trip though.
Went out with a buddy and baged this baby. What a great day..
Easy hike, basically a class 1 hike. Combines well with Spring Mountain and Venable Mountain.
From Alavardo Campground. Up Venable Trail, over Venable, Spring & Comanche, down Comanche Trail. Great Loop. Should have brought snowshoes but didn't.
Hiked up from Alvarado Camp Ground. Fairly long, about 11 miles round trip via Comanche Lake. Clear trail and great weather.