First trip to the San Juans. 5.5 hour round trip. Extremely windy on the ridge and weather was unstable from start of hike.
Thanks to my dog giving me a minor assist up some of the steeper stuff, we made a very fast ascent. Great views and lots of fun getting two for one with Sunshine as well.
I loved these two peaks. Silver Creek really did look like it had flakes of silver in it. A nice trail, easy to the top!
Started at 5:00 am and was on the summit by 8:15. Not too bad for two flatlanders. Did the ridge to Sunshine and descended the northwest slope. Nice 10-mile day.
with sunshine and handies. pretty day.
Beautiful day and amazing mountains
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