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 Peak(s):  Mt. Lindsey  -  14,042 feet
 Post Date:  05/13/2009
 Date Climbed:   05/12/2009
 Posted By:  toddbmurray

 Lindsey - North Face   

It was my first time up Lindsey and have never been in that area before. The road was blocked by a downed tree about a mile from the end adding about 2 miles to the round trip hike. Even if the tree wasn‘t there, there were snow drifts that make the road impassable right now.

I did this one solo but was able to follow some 3 day old tracks from someone who also had done it solo. Route finding was a little tricky since here was a lot of snow. I was also glad to have my snowshoes as the snow was deep in spots. I managed to drop my ice axe somewhere on the trail so the next trail user will be in for a treat if they go the same way I went.

I didn‘t bring my crampons for this one but could have used them up high in the snow gully. I used the previous climber‘s steps and that was fine. Very nice day, warm and windy and I was the only person on the mountain. If you go soon, definitely bring snow shoes or skiis. My treking poles worked well as a backup after I lost my axe.

Cheers.

 


  • Comments or Questions
huffy13


Thanks     2009-05-13 13:52:53
That info is helpful since we are trying to plan a hike up Lindsey in about 3 weeks or so. I‘ll keep an eye open for your axe and PM you if I happen to find it. (Doubtful, but keep your fingers crossed!)


GeorgeB


TH question     2009-05-13 21:55:46
Thanks for posting, Todd. So were you able to drive all the way to or past the Lower Huerfano TH (there‘s a sign for Zapata and Huerfano trails)?



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