|Peak:||Mt. Lindsey (14er)|
|Range:||Sangre de Cristo|
|Date of Information:||05/28/2013|
Drove to Lily Lake Upper TH 5/27. Road completely clear of snow and in good shape all the way to upper TH. Anything with decent clearance should make it. Lower portion of the route (all the way to the basin at 12,700') Is largely obscured by snow. Return trip included LOTS of postholing in 3-5 feet of snow. Creek is running high and nearly impossible to cross without getting wet (which I did while trying to cross on logs). Best to take your boots off and grin and bear it. Upper portion of the route was in pretty good shape. Snow still fills the upper gulley. Last 200 feet of the route was also pretty obscured by snow. Ice axe and micro spikes were extremely beneficial. First time on a 14er in which I didn't see a single person all day. The photos below show the final final approach and the magnificent views of Blanca and Ellingwood.
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