|Peak:||Spread Eagle Peak (13er)|
|Range:||Sangre de Cristo|
|Date of Info:||12/08/2012|
From Gibson Creek, the trail starts out pretty easy on dirt and packed snow. Not long into the hike, there is deadfall that caused us to get off-route for a while. Once we found the trail again, it was covered in ankle-deep, loose sugar snow. That was fine until the trail ended and we had to ascend the sugar through sometimes thick trees up to the ridge. Above treeline, there wasn‘t much snow. But our adventures leading up to this caused us to turn back at treeline.
The Gibson Creek TH is accessible by any car.
Photo3: Ridge above treeline
Photo4: Fast-moving clouds across the basin
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