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12386

12/1/2009:

Access from Fort Collins, CO:
US-287 North
CO-14West to the Blue Lake Trailhead on the north side of the road 68 miles west of Ted’s Place
Drive Time:
~1:20

Evan Blumberg & I hiked west along CO-14 to the Sawmill Creek Trailhead, which does not have any legal parking, then skinned up the Sawmill Creek Trail to the base of 12386, then up its east face to the summit. The maximum slope angle measured was 33 degrees. We skied the face finding a grabby soft slab, the dropped north into the next drainage finding perfect powder. We skinned back up to our approach skin track and skied back out to the car.
Elevation:
~3000’
Distance: ~9 miles
Time: 4:45

12386:


Evan skinning up the east face. Longs Peak can be seen in the background.


12390:


Our descent route:


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