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.
Skied the northeast face from the summit, climbed back up to the Sunshine-Redcloud ridge and up to Redcloud. Climbed with bc44caesar. RT: 11.5 hours.
Climbed with Redcloud. Another Gorgeous day in the San Juans!
An absolute killer day! I never saw a soul…. it was like having the whole wilderness area to myself. Part of a 10 day 18 14,000 ft. summit solo climbing trip. Would go again.
From Red Cloud.
The distance between Redcloud and Sunshine is mellow and easy hiking. This areas reddish gold soil was very unique to what I'm used to seeing closer to Denver. This climb was great but my trip through Lake City was a real dissapointment...nothing to do there so I just hung at my camp and consumed beer :)
Uneventful, but beautiful hike on this 14er.
Winter climb, turned back in bad weather before Redcloud, last 14er before moving.
Climbed in conjunction w/ Redcloud. Second 14er behind Redcloud.
A delightfil, simple walk from Redcloud. I shared a cup of tea with one individual at the summit. Just the two of us for awhile then he left. I stayed for awhile.
A very good day.
Combined with Redcloud. Nothing special, ok views of San Juans.
Even the smallest 14er needs some love
Beautiful day and great views. Descended back over Redcloud to Silver Creek.
See the trip-report here: http://distantpeak.com/web/mountains/n-america/redcloud_peak
Great traverse between Redcloud to Sunshine with just enough snow and ice to make it fun!
Perfect day to be in the mountains - the descent was steep but I enjoyed it
fun descent into a beautiful basin-- steep and loose with one tricky spot
Climbed Redcloud, then summited Sunshine and descended its northwest ridge to Sundog. Fun day, but it was rainy off and on.
Continued on to Sunshine from Redcloud. Did Handies the following day.