Sunday, July 13, 2008

Rainbows of color in the alpine basins!!!

Greetings All!

Today Kurt and I climbed Sneffels via the SW Ridge and descended the Lavender Col Route. It was an amazing morning to be out in the San Juans. The couloir leading to the SW ridge still holds a ton of snow, a really nice variation to gain the ridge. We elected to make the trip to Blue Lakes pass and take in the view. Very little snow on the trail getting up to the pass, just a bit on top that can be skirted on rocks to the west. Please be carefull if you choose to travel off trail and off the snow. The flora up high is springing to life right now and is quite fragile. Please consider staying on the trails and snow.

Speaking of flowers!!! I was blown away by the color to be seen high in the alpine basins. It seems like we are just rolling into what could be one of the best wildflower seasons of recent years. Please consider booking a photo hike early, as space will certainly be in high demand.
Happy Trails,