#1 7-5-15 about one hour each way and worth it. Some of the trail is frustrating talus, but one can't have red carpet all the time! Fantastische Gesellschaft.
Excellent hike. Some of the best and most scenic views in the state.
Up the standard route to Redcloud, then over Sunshine, and down via Sundog.
East Ridge from Mill Creek Campground with shanahan96. Snow from the bottom of the road, but the lower slopes was not that deep and almost "spring" condition. Postholing in the upper trees surprisingly not that deep, but we kept snowshoes on all the way to the summit. Just under 12hrs RT including Redcloud.
Redcloud and Sunshine combo
Three in one day
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