Greenhouseguy wrote:semitrueskerm wrote:Be careful, Greenhouse. That Williams Lake route does go through some dicey areas that look as though they could break loose. There wasn't much snow then when Mongoose & I climbed it a few weeks ago, but Mongoose & I commented on how we might be uncomfortable if it had more snow. I don't think it should deter you from going, especially if a trail has been broken...but be aware, as I'm sure you will.
(Remembering our snow climb on that windy day on Elbert a few years ago...)
Yes, Jim, I thought about that trip and threw some handwarmers in my backpack just in case. I also have a lanyard on my camera so it won't pop out of my pocket again! I called the ranger station in Questa for conditions, and he sure didn't offer me any encouragement. We'll probably hit Santa Fe Baldy instead. Thanks for all the responses.
I did SF Baldy a couple weeks ago. The first couple miles of the Windsor Trail had a ton of ice on it. Its just a little down hill but I'd bring spikes just so you don't have to watch each step. Enjoy!