|Peak:||Humboldt Peak (14er)|
|Range:||Sangre de Cristo|
|Date of Information:||11/12/2013|
Road to the Rainbow TH was mostly covered by a few inches of snow, with 2 slick, icy spots but not a problem for 4x4. The first 2 miles of climb in timber was slow due to 6-18" of sugary snow (shoulda brought some floatation). Gaiters were essential. Big drifts near timberline were avoidable. Once in the alpine, travel was simple. Micro spikes came in handy for a short stretch on the ridge, and ice axe was merely a 'comfort tool'. Beautiful day on the summit, wind less than 5 mph. Met 2 great guys on the summit who had come up the standard West ridge!
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