Peak:  Sunshine Peak (14er)
 Route:  From Redcloud Peak
 Range:  San Juan
 Posted By:  zsmith
 Date of Info:  09/07/2013
 Date Posted:  09/07/2013

After climbing Redcloud/Sunshine today, I do not think the trail that is supposed to come off the opposite side of Sunshine is viable to the average person. There are places where people have scratched down the scree field, but then it goes through a cliff band. It is NOT a 'standard', maintained trail. It was safer to return over Redcloud, but that added considerable distance and elevation. Every person I spoke with that took that trail in the past said they'd never do it again. The trail guide also says to return over Redcloud, but the topo that prints with the .pdf is misleading.

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