Loop hike starting with PT 12860 B and traversing PT 13122, PT 13490, Owen and then finishing with lowly PT 10955 at the end of the ridge. A fair amount of scrambling on the ridge from PT 13490 to Owen if you stay on the crest, fun stuff!
Combined Owen with 12860B, 13122, 13490, and 10995 for a long but rewarding loop hike. Only a couple inches of snow to deal with. Check out the catwalk on 12860's s.e. ridge! See TR.
2/11/06 - Took advantage of the low snow year in the Sangre de Cristos to nab this summit in February (from Wild Cherry Creek).
11/8/08 - Climbed Owen again as part of a big loop over 12860, 13122, 13490, Owen & 10995 from Wild Cherry Creek TH.
Good day, good view until we got to the summit and got socked in by clouds. Fun day though. No snow though.
The Wild Cherry Creek approach is beautiful beyond description. The West Ridge was an idylic stroll. The summit views were spectacular. And flirting with the Crestone Conglomerate on the South East Ridge for the descent rounded out the experience. Cherry Lake below was a perfect spot to cool my feet. Along with me were my dogs Sopris & Raymond.