Unnamed 13062 A  
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Route: Hermit Pass loop of 13062-13060-13028
Posted On: 2021-08-22, By: IHikeLikeAGirl
Info: Gorgeous day. Hiked the old (closed) road from Hermit Pass to the Rito Alto trail and down to Rito Alto Lake. On the NW side of the lake we left the trail and ascended NW (bushwack was not bad at all). Once above treeline it was mostly tundra on the ascent. Stayed just north of the ENE ridge and ascended the ENE face directly to the summit on embedded conglomerate rock and tundra. Then proceeded onto 13062 and 13028 (bypassing the C4/C5 cliff on the east side). Descended to Mas Alto Lake, through grassy breaks in the cliffs, and down to Rito Alto Lake, where we picked up a trail all the way back up to the pass. One could descend the ridge to the North Fork Crestone trail (to save some elevation loss/gain), but I couldn't see enough of the ridge to tell if the difficulties could be bypassed. Marmot72's report has some good beta on the ridge, wish I had read it more closely before this trip. 
Route: Rito Alto Trail
Posted On: 2018-06-23, By: TravelingMatt
Info: I did 13062, 13060 and 13028 as an out-and-back from the Rito Alto TH on the west side. Thought this would be a better routing than going up the San Isabel Trail or over Hermit Pass. I hiked in some 5.5 miles on the Rito Alto Trail to a meadow at around 10,880', then ascended south up a steep clearing (first pic), eventually gaining the NE ridge of 13062 at around 12,400'. NE ridge goes straight to summit steeply but easily, mostly grass. North ridge of 13060 has rock face that can be bypassed to left/east (second pic); multiple steep grass chutes lead back to the ridge and I rate this section 2+ rather than strict 3. Peak 12890 between 13060 and 13028 can be bypassed to left/northeast via a grassy ramp (third pic). From 13028 I dropped to Mas Alto Lake, followed creek to around 12200, tacked north then northeast down to treeline, then zigzagged down to Rito Alto Lake. Stats: 16+ miles, 5300' gain, Class 2+. Spent about 3 hours on the ridge total. Long day. 
Route: San Isabel Lake Trailhead
Posted On: 2016-08-16, By: JasonKline
Info: Summer conditions. The water is fairly high, so expect to get wet feet. The grass is pretty high on the trail at times. 

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