Peak:  Eureka Mountain A (13er)
 Route:  Hermit Pass
 Range:  Sangre de Cristo
 Posted By:  PeakMiller
 Date of Info:  06/29/2022
 Date Posted:  06/30/2022

Started the morning hiking down from Mt. Adams and thought I would head a few basins north. I had read up on the pass and accepted that it was going to be a long day (adding on 12 extra miles RT). But hey, the weather looked promising.

Met a man hiking down from Hermit and Rito Alto. He reminded me that I should start posting on here. Thanks Osprey!

The ridge walk from Hermit to Eureka had fun rock and wildflowers the whole way. It was also quite enjoyable to yell "Yahoo!" on top of Yahoo Mtn. (wouldn't you?)

On the way down I met a man from Kentucky that was driving up to Horseshoe Lake to do some kayaking. Earlier in the day he had tried his luck on Como Lake Road, but was unsuccessful driving up it, so he opted for Hermit Pass instead. He passed me again on the road down and I asked if anyone was up there when he was kayaking. He said "no one up there cept muskrats".

Got down to the car by 7pm making it a 9 hr venture with plenty of type 2 moments. Definitely bringing a MTB next time or a friend with a lift kit...

Photos (click for slideshow):
#1) From the road#2) Spread Eagle#3) Geology#4) Views South#5) Hermit Pass#6) Eureka#7) Views near parking

Comments or Questions
Mt Adams
07/01/2022 12:36
and Eureka in the same day!
Hats off to you!

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