Peak:  "Baldy no es Cinco" (13er)
 Route:  Spring Creek Pass
 Range:  San Juan
 Posted By:  ScottLovesRMNP
 Date of Info:  05/28/2021
 Date Posted:  05/28/2021
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Very little snow left in the trees below Snow Mesa. From the mess, snow was solid in the AM for boots only. Went to saddle with Baldy Cinco and headed up from there, just 15 minutes.

I looped this with Baldy Cinco, Point 13,162, and Point 13,510. Wanted Point 13,020 too, but a massive cornice persists on that section.

Two important notes on this long loop hike I haven't seen mentioned before:

(1) All but the first and last hour are exposed above tree line. You will be up there in the wide open for hours, so make sure you have a very good weather outlook.

(2) After bagging all peaks and returning via the Colorado Trail, there is a significant amount of cumulative uphill on the return, made worse today by miles of posthole hell. Be sure to conserve some energy for this!



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