Peak:  Unnamed 13060 D (13er)
 Route:  East Slopes from 13,051
 Range:  San Juan
 Posted By:  supranihilest
 Date of Info:  07/21/2022
 Date Posted:  07/22/2022
Details

From the summit of 13,051 I went south then west when grass slopes opened up. Crossing Fall Creek was easy, there's plenty of rocks to hop. Some willow bashing. The ascent up 13,060 D was slow by this point in the day, it's about 1,000 vert from the creek on the Little Cimarron trail and steep grass. I reached the summit with about 4 ounces of water left and had 9 miles to go, so that was a fun death march. The Little Cimarron trail is initially easy to follow along the exceptionally long north ridge, since the trail is visible for miles. Around an old cabin the trail disappears, this is where it drops west into the forest. It's better in the trees but still fades in and out regularly and has plenty of deadfall. With snow cover or in darkness the trail would be difficult to follow. Eventually it reaches Little Cimarron River where I had to create my own rock hopping path, then follows the trail on the western side of the river, where it will eventually reach the ascent trail (assuming you looped these peaks like I did).


Photos (click for slideshow):
#1) 13,060 D from 13,016 across Fall Creek drainage.#2) Unnamed stream I took up towards 13,060 D.#3) Stream closeup. Steep but not difficult.#4) Above the stream. Little Cimarron trail snakes lower left to upper right across this slope.#5) I left the trail here and went straight up to the ridge.#6) I reached the ridge just north of the summit.#7) The absurdly long north ridge. The trail#8) Cabin along the ridge. The trail disappears here but picks up again heading west towards Little Cimarron River.


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