|Peak:||Hesperus Mountain (13er)|
|Date of Info:||06/07/2022|
Car camped by twin lakes part way up the 4x4 road section. Beautiful spot with an amazing view of Hesperus and a bunch of dandelions.
Mosquitoes are out though.
Bushwhacked SSW using supranihilest's GPX as a guide directly to the start of the west ridge. Messy, steep, plenty of blowdowns. Did the same on the way back. Took longer the first time. Some may prefer just taking the West Mancos trail.
Played around on the loose west ridge higher up to the extent of class 3/easy 4. Especially on the white/orange cliff band near the top. Went direct the whole way up and down to avoid sidehilling on the south side.
Longer day than expected. Summer conditions, no snow gear needed.
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