Peak:  Tijeras Peak (13er)
 Route:  From Music Pass
 Range:  Sangre de Cristo
 Posted By:  WildWanderer
 Date of Info:  05/29/2020
 Date Posted:  05/29/2020

Trail dry until the switchbacks, and then postholing off and on to the lake and up to the basin. I was able to summit without snowshoes, but more than once thought they'd have been worth the weight (I'd left them in my truck and was kicking myself for not taking them, but the snow will most likely all be melted out in a week or so). Gaiters at minimum would be a good idea. I used my ice axe and crampons to go up the ramp. I chose the first one, but both looked in (see last photo, taken from the route down Music). There weren't tracks anywhere past the lake. The snow was soft so I kicked in steps until I made it to rock and switched to scrambling. I climbed up the face and went down the ridge: No snow on route once you're up the ramp.

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