|Peak:||Sunshine Peak (14er)|
|Date of Info:||04/16/2011|
Sunshine Peak and Redcloud Peak from Mill Creek Campround. The road to the campground is completely dry and the campground and bathrooms were open for use. The route was dry until 11,300. At that point we put on snowshoes and I wore mine until about 13,300. From there I wore microspikes to Sunshine's summit and also over to Redcloud (probably not necessary but I liked the extra traction). We were able to follow a trail or tracks most of the day. Snowshoes were needed back in the trees in the afternoon. I tried without snowshoes for a bit and immediately postholed up to my waist. Overall I thought the route was pretty steep but it made for a fun and rewarding day.
Pic1 - Sunshine (taken in the afternoon)
Pic2 - Redcloud from Sunshine
Pic3 - Sunshine from Redcloud
Pic4 - Uncompahgre and Wetterhorn
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