Peak(s):  California Pk  -  13,849 feet
Post Date:  05/17/2009
Date Climbed:   05/16/2009
Posted By:  GeorgeB

 California Peak - North Ridge   

RT Distance: 8.4 miles
RT Gain: 4,100 feet
RT Time: ~6 hours

* You can drive to within ~100 yards of the Lower Huerfano Trailhead
* No real need for snow shoes, although gaiters were a must
* Due to snow covering the trail in the trees and dense fog, a GPS was pretty handy for routefinding
* I did use my ice axe once on a steep slope descending from the north ridge, although this stretch may have been avoidable.

Blanca Peak

Huerfano Peak

Sand Dunes NP

Mt Lindsey

North Ridge

Mt Lindsey

View from summit

Heading down


Views from the trail

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  • Comments or Questions

Thanks!     01/19/2011 03:38
Great pics--the one of the Sand Dunes, especially--and some beta I can put to use. Mucho gusto.


nice shots     05/18/2009 00:13
Great pictures! That must have been a cool climb looking down on the clouds.

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