Lots of butterflys.
Climbed over Redcloud to Sunshine, got lazy, and decided to descend the Northwest Face. Well, I ended up getting stuck in the wrong gully, and that turned out to be pretty bad experience (steep, very loose, crumbling rock with some Class 3 mixed in). Ugh. I'll know better next time.
Beautiful day. Slush on the trail. Great time with Sarah and Deb.
Easy stroll through light snow/slush across the saddle to Sunshine. Cool but very nice weather! With Astroclimber and Deb.
Sunshine and Redcloud, great mountains and very spicy hike down from the saddle between them.
Great day, had the mountains all to myself.
Another easy 14er as Trisha and I approach finishing. My 53rd, her 52nd, Cimarron's 5th. Climbers who had come up the alternative route on the west side recommended against going down that way, so we re-traced our steps. Good trail all the way.
from Redcloud. awesome area!
Got a late 1pm start after making it to the TH from Ouray. Warm, dry, breezy conditions with no snow to be crossed. Finished at 8pm.
Crossed over from Redcloud. Easy.
Another 14er down
Descended the gully between Sunshine and Sundog. Rough descent, but pretty once lower in the basin.
Climbed with Redcloud from Grizzly Gulch.
Solo, with Redcloud Peak
Great views, San Juans are the best!
Redcloud Pk and Sunshine Pk from Silver Creek- Grizzly Gulch trailhead
Tried in Feb and got a late start when -5 temps stuffed us so far in our sleeping bags we didn't hear the alarm. The East Ridge is miserable sliding talus without snow cover. There is a magnificent East Bowl I want to come back and drop into some time.
And there wasn't any sunshine when I was on the summit. Hail, snow, and wind; I didn't stay long. 2X
Together with Redcloud.