|Peak:||Mt. Lindsey (14er)|
|Range:||Sangre de Cristo|
|Date of Information:||01/22/2011|
Attempted Lindsey on Saturday - no summit as we were running out of daylight. Road to TH is blocked by snow 6 miles from TH at Singing River Ranch. Snow continues for about a mile before becoming bare road for quite awhile. The road then alternates between bare and snow/ice until becoming deep snow for a couple of miles to TH. Unfortunately, the snow on the road and below/around treeline was almost completely deep sugary powder. Snowshoes are mandatory, but expect to be going slowly as you'll still be sinking deep with each footstep. Clearly better with snowshoes, than without.
We managed to stick on or close to trail until the stream crossing, after which we went with a more direct "choose your own adventure" to treeline and across talus/scree. With winter closure at Singing River Ranch, expect a 20 mile hike, much of which is slogging through snow. Camp and break it into two days if you can - otherwise you will need a VERY early start. If Lindsey is on your winter to do list, you might want to attempt it as soon as possible to take advantage of our well-laid track and save yourself a lot of tiring effort.
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