Spring Mountain  
Condition Updates  
Route: From Comanche Trailhead
Posted On: 2021-11-07, By: WildWanderer
Info: No traction needed until just before the pass, and then I put on microspikes and used my ice axe to make it over the cornice at the pass (note: cornice is avoidable by taking the lower trail to the Comanche/Spring saddle). Summer conditions on ridge. 
Route: Comanche/Spring/Venable/12,873
Posted On: 2020-07-05, By: supranihilest
Info: The Comanche trail is in great shape. Maybe one fallen tree the entire way up to the pass, then an easy Class 2+ scramble directly up the ridge to Spring. 
Route: Comanche-Venable Loop
Posted On: 2020-06-04, By: tjf242424
Info: Summer conditions aside from two small traverses on snow on the Comanche Trail, easily crossed in approach shoes (no traction). There is still a significant cornice at the Comanche saddle, but it is easy to climb straight up to the ridge just before reaching the snow. The ridge on Comanche, the traverse over Spring, the ascent of Venable, and the Venable Trail back to the trailhead are all completely dry. 
Route: via Middle Fork N Crestone Creek
Posted On: 2019-07-06, By: nathansmithpiano
Info: Beautiful weather, totally dry, full summer on the Venable, Spring, and Comanche Hiked Fluted, Little Horn, and Horn, same, all from N Crestone TH. Only downside: mosquitos meant BUSINESS until about 11,500 or whenever a breeze came through. 
Route: Venable-Comanche Trailhead
Posted On: 2016-07-23, By: JasonKline
Info: Snow-free summer conditions. 

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