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 Peak(s):  Mt. Lindsey  -  14,042 feet
 Post Date:  07/02/2011
 Date Climbed:   06/26/2011
 Posted By:  slaggbottom

 NW Ridge up, Gulley down.   

Mt Lindsey has a lot of character, with a stream crossing, pretty cascades, scenic basin, a ridge to scramble on, and a gully to slog. Certainly an enjoyable peak, and fairly short and sweet (8.25 miles, 3500'). If you're comfortable with class 3, I'd recommend the NW ridge as a great intro to class 3+/4.

Fresh off a successful climb of Culebra and Red Mountain earlier in the day, Tom and I made the long drive from San Luis to Walsenburg, and on to the Huerfano/Lily-Lake Trailhead, for our 2nd 14er of the weekend. Turned out to be a windy but successful hike.

Full report here: (with lots of pics from the ridge) http://matt.tracz.org/2011/06_26/

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Full report here: (with lots of pics from the ridge) http://matt.tracz.org/2011/06_26/

 


  • Comments or Questions
huffy13


I agree!     2011-07-03 00:10:51
Mt. Lindsey has tons of character. I still consider it to be one of my favorite hikes thus far. It is one I would not mind repeating someday. It is also the only one of my hikes so far that was almost completly without wind....strange.


yamanba


Hi!     2011-07-06 14:52:04
I'm one of the hikers from Broomfield. Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos!!



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