Enjoyed perfect weather on the ascent to Redcloud...the summit had a cool look due to all the surrounding red dirt and rocks. This one was my 19th 14er...
I went up the standard route, then over to Sunshine peak, all in all it was a pretty good day. The ridge was a little longer than I had thought, looking at it from Redcloud makes Sunshine seem so close.
Standard loop with Sunshine. Perfect weather. Not the most exciting route but good views on top.
Beautiful mountain and views. Met some interesting people on the summit.
Great Weather after a break in the clouds. Cinnamon Pass reopened the day before after a mudslide had closed it.
Great hike, did the standard loop. A long day, start early.
Beautiful day - long hike!
Most of us enjoyed the hike!
Kids did great!
Camped at Silver Creek TRH. Began at 6am finishing Redcloud at 10:15, but with heavy clouds building, did not attempt Sunshine
Fun little jaunt up. The flowers were by far the best part
This was my 1st Colorado 14er. Hiked it feeling pretty miserable with a fever. Wasn't able to continue on to Sunshine because of being sick and threatening weather. Beautiful hike in. Gorgeous views from the top! Thanks, Paul. : )
My first San Juan peak - a great hike! Noticed in looking at my photos afterwards that the summit looked a little like those photos from Mars, what with the rocks being so red and all!
We got an early start at 4:15 and summited just after sunrise, then on to Sunshine. This was my first time climbing in the San Juans and I loved it.
Climbed twice in the late '90's early '00's; once in a summer snow fall (kinda nice), once linked with Sunshine.
climbed and skied with gahugafuga
Hiked, then skinned, then bootpacked, then skinned again to the summit in just over 4 hours. Skied the S ridge to the Redcloud-Sunshine saddle, ending with an icy double fall line slope with severe exposure. A fun piece of skiing on the way to the main objective: Sunshine's N face.
Another great day in the San Juans. Here's the slideshow from our hike: Redcloud Peak hike
First attempt turned back by deep snow in June 1992. Did it in combo with Sunshine
Saw mtn bike tracks
Great hike did Sundog to Sunshine to Redcloud, it a very cool loop!!! see the
Storms (thunder/lightening) kept us awake much of the night before our climb. Our planned start for a duo 14er day was not looking good...4am, 6am, still lightening/rain/snow. Finally, 8am people crawled out of their hiding places and hit the trail in an attempt. 10am, we all ducked out another lightening storm (just below tree-line). Many turned around, we pressed on. Upon reaching the saddle, a mere 25 minutes away, the storms tried their mercy again. The "brave/stupid?" 4 of us ducked out, and 30 min later took a small window of freedom to dash the summit. Were we out of lady luck? We headed towards Sunshine- running... upon reaching the saddle, that aweful crack of thunder sounded. We bailed out hard and fast down the North slopes,skirting far south before descending, knowing of the "dangerous cliff bands" below that saddle. We were down in no time as the storms subsided. Probably not the smartest decision-making we've done, but this having been my 32nd summit, we somehow felt safe enough for at least Redcloud... thank you Lord!