Decided to go a different route since I had already done Redcloud prior. Not sure of the route name but it was the first time I got a little nervous on a descent. Great adventure!
Great hike, but longish.
Beautiful sunny day... couldn't ask for better!
Most of us enjoyed the hike!
The kids did great
Fun little jaunt up. The flowers were by far the best part
Reached the top a little after noon - not a cloud in the sky! Love that unpredictable Colorado weather!
Came over from Redcloud then down the south slopes on a beautiful June day. There is still a lot of snow up there.
very cold. very windy. very beautiful.
Climbed sometime in the late '90's. Don't remember too much about the climb, trail-ran it (and Redcloud) I think ......
climbed and skied with gahugafuga
Bootpacked the N Ridge from the Redcloud-Sunshine saddle. Skied from the summit out onto the NW face. At 13300', turned onto the N face and skied through a narrow, deeply inset chute. Skied to 11300' where the snow ran out. Lugging 40lbs of gear makes even the smallest 14er a challenge.
Following poor weather the day before, we headed back up to summit Sunshine. We decided to climb Sundog on our way up- wow, LOTS of vertical fast on this hike! Things were a breeze once we came off of Sundog- we're glad we took an alternate route to yesterdays hike!
descending from the saddle involves lots of unpleasant scree
Did the Sundog, Sunshine, Redcloud loop, it was great! see the
Stayed in Silverton for some awesome fireworks on July 4, than off to knock off the twofer on the 5th. Trail was not just 4 wheel, but needed good clearance for some off-cambered areas.
Standard combo with Redcloud.
After renting a Jeep due to family only having one car (my mom & dad justifiably wanted a rest day after doing Redcloud the day before), left Crystal Lodge @ 6.27, arriving at the trailhead at 6.58. Leaving the trailhead at 7.10, got to the drainage turnoff in half an hour. Following the ridge through the woods, summited “Sundog” at 9.36. Elevation drop to plateau below Sunshine (& subsequent regain) a real bitch. Summited Sunshine at 10.51, dark & menacing clouds directly overhead. Departed summit at 10.57. Hauling ass back down, reached river junction at 12.45, & the parking lot at 13.13. Despite the grueling talus- & scree-slogging, it was a great day, & cool to bag a 13er en route too.
Beautiful day, descended the scree from the saddle between Redcloud and Sunshine. This route follows a gorgeous drainage into the forest.