|Peak:||Mt. Lindsey (14er)|
|Range:||Sangre de Cristo|
|Date of Information:||06/07/2012|
The Huerfano crossing requires a few careful steps (photo #1 - we crossed just to the right of the frame and used a hiking pole for balance) and be sure to head to the right from the clearing on the other side. The trail below treeline has a few fallen trees blocking the trail, but a clear, worn-in reroute is visible every time (see photo #2). A few snowfields are easily avoided below treeline as well (photo #3 and #4). The gully is best ascended on the right flank where more solid ground can easily be found. The route past "the notch" requires a bit of route finding as cairns are not consistent or visible. There are 2 smaller gullies past the notch, and we chose to ascend the hikers left side of each and were happy with our decision (we descended the same side of each). There was one snowfield that required crossing, but well-worn prints in the snow from previous hikers allowed for easy passage.
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