Easy traverse from Redcloud. Sat a while on the ridge and enjoyed the view, ate, and relaxed. It started clouding up but never did rain.
My wife and I bushwacked our way up to the ridge that leads to "Sun Dog" from the trail were South Silver Creek feeds Silver Creek. We climbed the ridge and scrambled onto "Sun Dog". We crossed over the ridge and descended into the basin below Sunshine. We climbed the rock glacier on the west side of the Sunshine/Redcloud saddle and then followed the trail to the summit of Sunshine. We then descended back down into South Silver Creek and followed the trail down.
Climbed with Redcloud
Climbed up Redcloud via the standard route, then traversed over the easy ridge to Sunshine. Beautiful day. To make things interesting, I descended to the west, and followed the northwest ridge over Sundog for my descent. Interesting route, and a good way to lose the crowds.
A fun route up Sunshine, if you don't mind the steepness! My trip report is available here.
Sunshine is in a beautiful setting. The hike from Redcloud is a lark but the views are different than Redcloud. A worthwhile hike!
Sunshine was a mile and a half to the South of Redcloud and 500 vertical feet from the saddle to the peak. Reaching the summit was a piece of cake.
After about ten minutes on the summit I was headed back to Redcloud and then back down to the trailhead.
Camped at Grizzly Gulch and made my way up to Redcloud from there,along the ridge to Sunshine,back to the saddle and then straight down the scree to pick up the Silver Creek trail not far from the road.Nice weather.A few folk on Redcloud but had Sunshine all to myself.
Nice day. Love the San Juans.
Ran over to Sunshine after summiting Redcloud. A fast and easy ridge to reach the summit of Sunshine. By running most of the ridge it only took me 45 minutes to get from Redcloud to Sunshine. Very easy day bagging both peaks.
We returned via the South Fork Silver Creek trail and were glad because we would have gotten much wetter had we returned over Redcloud.
Did Sunshine-Redcloud combination. Great fall day!
Climbed in conjuction with Redcloud a great day,
A little tricky picking my down through the snowfields and talus.
Wonderful ridge traverse from Redcloud...great views!
Climbed along with redcloud. A nice stroll.
Nice jog over from Redcloud although a fast moving storm with a lot of lightning kept me on my toes...dropped off saddle (west?) under some rocks for protection till it cleared, then back over Redcloud.
A very easy descent from Redcloud to the saddle then back up Sunshine. It took just about 1 hour peak to peak.