Peak:  Spencer Peak (13er)
 Route:  From Little Molas Lake/CO Trail
 Range:  San Juan
 Posted By:  supranihilest
 Date of Info:  08/20/2020
 Date Posted:  08/20/2020

Short, easy route from the Colorado Trail trailhead near Little Molas Lake. Go in a northern direction towards the peaks linking trail segments and dry creeks as you go. On the way up I had a significant willow bash that I was able to avoid on the descent. Near the "Turkshead Peak"/"West Turkshead Peak" saddle find the trail and follow it up the saddle and across open slopes until it begins rising up Spencer Peak's west face. You can ascend Spencer's north or south ridges, both have trails through the talus. Loose rock abounds on this route but it's all Class 2. Sultan Mountain and Grand Turk are obvious additions to the hike. I also did "West Turkshead Peak", a ranked 12er, by walking up the grassy slopes near the "Turkshead"/"West Turkshead" saddle.

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