Peak:  Crestone Peak (14er)
 Route:  South Face
 Range:  Sangre de Cristo
 Posted By:  Marc Kenney
 Date of Info:  04/21/2022
 Date Posted:  04/23/2022

The road to the trailhead was passable to about 1.5 miles from upper TH. The last section of the road was fine in boots in the morning, post-hole on the way out w/o snowshoes. Past the upper TH temps were warm and snowshoes were required to avoid post-holing. Lots of snow, which was pretty frozen and solid in the upper sections/chutes over the pass by Crestone Needle. The other side of the pass had a bit of bare ground and the wind was whipping. The "Red Gully" was full of snow and in full sun by the time I got there. The snow got softer and softer as I climbed the red Gully and I finally bailed just below the top-out. I was nervous about the return trip and soft snow. Snow was a lot softer on the way out and even post-holed a few times with snowshoes. I FOUND A PHONE in the snow on the trail a ways above the TH. Looks like it's been there a long time. If you lost it text me a description at nine-seven-0-four-six-2-seventy-twenty-5.

Comments or Questions
Nice work
04/25/2022 08:28
That's a long trek this time of year!

04/26/2022 08:30
Is the red gully still in for skiing? I saw a CR a couple weeks ago that there were already unskiable cliffs. What time did you hit the red gully that it was already cohesionless?

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