Peak(s):  Mt. Lindsey  -  14,042 feet
"Huerfano Pk"  -  13,828 feet
Date Posted:  06/19/2011
Date Climbed:   06/18/2011
Author:  CO Native
 Windy but clear day on Lindsey and Huerfano  

Drove to the trailhead in my 2wd Jeep Patriot (just a car with a Jeep sticker on it). I scraped bottom just a little on the same bump going each direction. Besides that it was just a matter of avoiding the occasional big rock and driving through one large but not very deep puddle.

The trail itself is in good shape though as it nears treeline there is still some decent snow. However with the amount of trail busting we did, future hikers shouldn't have any problems.

Pretty windy day. One gust that had to have been in the 40 to 50 mph range. Besides that one though gusts were in the 30s. Not enough to deter anyone from reaching the summit.

Full trip report here.

 Comments or Questions

GREAT pictures
06/19/2011 17:12
Fantastic photos on the full trip report! And an excellent write-up.


06/19/2011 17:20
looks like a great hike in great weather. The pictures are awesome too. Thanks for the info


06/19/2011 17:44
Yeah, that initial shot is a stunner! Just draws you into the area! Great shots of the ridge too! Thanks for the post, Josh!


Lindsey Spring Breeze
06/19/2011 19:41
Loved the awesome photos and trip report! Especially the gap on the Iron Nipple.

Was fun sharing stories on the summit and joining the crew up/down the gully. I'll have to work on my summit photos to get more mountains in the background.

bridget - you almost got it


06/19/2011 20:42
Nothing like the mountains to put you in a good place. Congrats on Heurfano and welcome back to altitude.


Great pics, Great report!
06/20/2011 16:34
I'm heading up there next weekend, and appreciate your efforts to plow a trail through the snow. Hopefully my day will be easier thanks to your hard work!

CO Native

06/20/2011 16:41
Sorry about getting your name wrong. I'm terrible with names. I've corrected it in the trip report now. Loved your sense of humor on the hike, kept me laughing.

CO Native

06/20/2011 16:43
Thanks for the compliments. Thanks for the words of appreciation as well for the SAR community. I will pass you comments on.

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