Peak:  West Spanish Peak (13er)
 Range:  Sangre de Cristo
 Posted By:  CarpeDM
 Date of Info:  12/01/2012
 Date Posted:  12/01/2012

Companion TH status update:

Virtually no snow on the route. We encountered more snow on the drive up from Cucharas Pass to Cordova Pass. No need for gaiters, spikes, or anything like that.

The wind forecast for this area was just about the best in the state (San Juans were better but farther away than I wanted to go). The winds were at their worst at the trailhead. But you start out in the trees, so no wind there. Once above treeline, the wind was occasionally a bit strong, but manageable. It was a beautiful day really!

Afterwards, we ate at La Veta Loco (in - where else? - La Veta). Delicious green chile burger!

Ive got a few pics. Really not much to show, though. Its just very dry. So Ill just make them available on request.

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