Peak(s):  Mt. Shavano  -  14,229 feet
Date Posted:  05/22/2006
Date Climbed:   05/20/2006
Author:  anygren

 Mt. Shavano from Blank Cabin Trailhead  

Went hiking with a group of 7 people on Saturday. After arriving at the trailhead at 4 am, we slept for a brief two and a half hours, and began our hike around 7 am. It was an absolutely beautiful morning with the temperature very moderate. Once we got above treeline we encountered some small snow fields and the weather began deteriorating. We actually got hailed on twice and rained on once throughout the climb, but no lightning or thunder so we pushed through the weather issues. We reached the top and was greeted with some spectacular views from all directions. We were going to attempt the Tabeguache summit, but the weather looked to be going downhill quickly and so we decided to save it for another day and head back down the trail. Good decision as it began to lightning and thunder after we got back to tree line. Stopped at the nice creek at 10,000 feet to refresh and relax...definitely recommend that. Overall a great hike and tons of fun. Trail is virtually free from snow now, just a few small snowfields to cross.

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