|Peak:||Humboldt Peak (14er)|
|Range:||Sangre de Cristo|
|Date of Information:||05/27/2012|
We started at the upper 4wd trail head and camped at the low south colony lake. The trail to the lower lake is completely dry until just past the old 4wd trail head. As soon as you pass the emergency vehicles gate at the upper trail head there are several large snow patches to cross. This weekend was not a very hot weekend and we were able to walk on the firm snow with no post holing at 3pm. Once you reach the lower lake the trail is completely dry all the way to the summit. We wanted to see the sunrise on the top of Humbolt so we set off from the lower lake at 3:00 am. It was windy the whole way up with 40 mile per hour gusts on the ridge. The temps were very cold that morning as well.
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