Comanche, Spring and Venable with Scot and Colin, finally started to see a little sun coming off Spring, but mostly it was a snowy and foggy day. Camped along the trail and did 13153 the next day.
Up from the trail, then down the NE ridge. Trip report.
With Comanche Peak, Spring Mountain, 12873, Round Mountain, Bull Domingo Hills HP, Beckwith Mountain & Democratic Mountain.
Approached via Venable Creek. From Venable Lakes I went up Pt 12,873. I ran the ridge over to Venable over to Spring and Comanche. I descended Comanche Creek. Snow was not a problem and I thought Venable Creek was hands down the highlight of the day.
First time in the Sangres and had excellant weather so wife and I did the Comanche Venable Trail Loop! Seamed like a never ending forest of Aspens then Wham! Large opening in the valley with the mountain peaks just within reach, Beautiful Alpine lakes! Awsome well worth it! Nice view of Westcliff far down below. The Phantom Terrace was a little nervous.
Started at Alavarado Trailhead. Up Venable Trail, over Venable, Spring & Comanche, and down Comanche Trail. Nice loop.
There was lots of snow on the ridge so we traversed the Phantom Terrace and went up the southwest facing grassy slope.
June 2006.... I summited with my Swedish friends Monica and Brigitte from Jersey. Another great day in the mountains with a couple of lovely ladies. They were thrilled!
Summited with my friend Mark in June, 1997.
Great climb! It was Mark's intro to the Rockies.
My first summit ever west of the Mississippi....
A friend of mine brought 3 of us to the Sangres in June of 1991, and I have loved the area ever since.