Pleasant Scottish-style ridge walking
Skinned up the north ridge from the winter closure, skied down the east face into Horseshoe Basin. Then skinned up Hoosier Ridge and down its NE face and skied all the way back to the car.
Long undulating ridge to Hoosier Ridge, and then Red Peak and Red Mountain. Windy and still tons of snow.
LONG traverse...11.4 miles & 3,500 feet
4/1/06 - Can't beat starting high on Hoosier Pass when there's a bunch of snow below treeline. Also climbed Hoosier Ridge and Red Peak.
3/14/15 - Went back for a winter ascent via Hoosier Pass. Forgot how neverending and undulating Hoosier Ridge is. Blah. Sucks that I just missed calendar winter on my first trip and had to return. Climbed Hoosier Ridge and Red Peak too.
No wind! Finally i hike this mountain on this not fan and long ridge, turn out to be nice day above treeline.
Windy day with Sarah & Deb.
The scenery? Fantastic. The ridge? Freaking interminable. The day started out calm, but those trusty winds reared their heads making the going more challenging. Definitely a roller coaster of a route! With Kiefer Thomas and ShredDeb.
Okie and I got all 3 from Hoosier Pass. Left snowshoes near Pt 12,814 for the return. When I got back to my stash, they were gone.
It was not very enjoyable hike, like a rollercoaster but the views of Tenmile/Mosquitos and Front Ranges are amazing. Wow, only three people signed this log!
A wonderful hike of this, Madonna Dome, Red Peak and Hoosier Ridge with the dog and wife. I agree with chicagotransplant that it has the best views of Quandary.
Winter ascent via Hoosier Ridge and Red Peak A.