Thanks again for all the enthusiasm and ideas. Anna has contacted Cielo Vista Ranch with our request for separate mid-winter and March/April Culebra/Red dates. We will update this thread again once we understand Cielo Vista's position, which will likely be sometime in December. In prior years, the ranch has allowed one pre-summer ascent of Culebra/Red, limited to 20 people. We are hopeful that having several years of positive winter hiking experiences will cause the ranch owners to be more open to our multi-trip proposal, but realistic that such a result may not occur. And as usual, I for one am thankful for any access Cielo Vista provides.
In the meantime, please add your name to this thread if you are interested in a pre-summer Culebra trip and have not done so already.
"On the edge of the porch in the warm evening night
Throwing the bone for the dog I see two passing lights
Well, I wonder where that driver's bound
Is there someone, somewhere, someway out there that I've not found"