Peak(s):  Geneva Pk  -  13,266 feet
Santa Fe Pk  -  13,180 feet
Sullivan Mtn  -  13,134 feet
Date Posted:  05/23/2014
Date Climbed:   05/21/2014
Author:  killingcokes
 Timing is everyting   

After skiing Chihuahua I went and took care of some business. I set up camp and met up with Fred at the camping spot on Zuma Rd. We had a big plan for the next day and had a marginal weather forecast to work with. Frank was planning to meet us at 4:30 then we were going to head up to the trailhead in Zuma and go for it.

We made good time to the first line having found a far better freeze than we were expecting. At about 7:30 we dropped in on the North Bowl of Santa Fe. The upper section was decent corn but the lower we went the icier it got. It was still early though so we weren't too worried. We knew it would soften. On the way up Sullivan for our next line we started noticing the clouds. It was very strange how they were coming out of the southwest and coming out of the southeast at the same time. They also seemed really low over the Square Top and Evans zone. It was a little spooky watching their convective nature. Swirling about and building. We would need to keep an eye on things if we wanted to get all four 13ers done and ski 4 lines. At the top of Sullivan we made a mistake and skied the East Bowl. I had intended to ski the North Bowl but I guess in our rush we walked right by it. That was OK though. The snow in the East Bowl was one of the best corn runs I've ever had.

There's more words and 60 more pics here: Santa Fe Peak 13,180 - Sullivan Mountain 13,134 - Geneva Peak 13,266 5/21/2014 - Good Times Timing




















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