Peak:  Homestake Peak (13er)
 Route:  East Ridge
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  FireOnTheMountain
 Date of Info:  02/26/2012
 Date Posted:  02/26/2012

Fun Fun. Really liked this mountain!

Snowmobilers laid an awesome track that I was able to follow for a good 2-2.5 miles. The track was most useful after Lily Lake when the tress open up and you‘re in a meadow overlooked by the objective at hand. After the meadow, tracks ended, trees started up again and I took charge.

Descended a different route than I ascended (had to chase down my Alti mit liner!) Some might cringe at the little slope I went up on the ascent but it was east facing thus crunchy and not very deep. Could bypass this slope if you go right at the base of it and kind of wrap around it. That was the only avy concern of the day.

The middle chute in pic 3 is what I went down. Would make a safe ski descent now.

Just drove as far as I could on CR 19 where there was a parking lot.

Photos (click for slideshow):
Image #1Image #2Image #3

 Comments or Questions

What a tease!
02/29/2012 15:35

You're not going to give us any pics of Holy Cross from there? C'mon man!

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