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 Peak:  Little Bear Peak
 Route:  West Ridge and Hourglass
 Range:  Sangre de Cristo
 Posted By:  JasonCrane
 Date of Info:  1/28/2023
 Date Posted:  1/29/2023
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Blanca Group had dark storm clouds & severe winds on Saturday resulting in a change in plans to just do a 9-10 miles hike w/ 3k vert up into the Lake Como Gulch. I parked at 7.8k feet & booted Lake Como Road up to almost 11k. Road is 2WD to about 7.7k, where the road deteriorates into a bed of baseball-sized rocks. Road is dry and/or patchy snow up to 9k. Above 9k, there's about 2 feet of snow. A foot trail is trenched up past the relic log cabins to where I turned around at ~11k. Saw a Subaru Outback made it a ways up the road parked at one of those switchbacks near 9k feet. Unfortunately, wasn't able to collect any beta or photos of LB, Ellingwood or Blanca due to low churning storm clouds.


#1) 7.8k ft#2) 9.5k ft#3) approx. 11k#4) looking west near 9k#5) storm clouds during hike out#6) drive in on Lane 6 N


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