Twin Peaks 13580’, approximately 8 miles and 4500’ from the Zapata Falls Trailhead.
View of the Sangre de Cristo and the Great Sand Dunes National Monument.
Mount Herard (Mount Seven)
Crestone Group in the early morning light
Dominic at the start of the hike
Mount Herard and the Sand Dunes
Yet another picture of the Crestone Group.
Sarah and Dwight taking a break
Looking South towards NM
Making our way up the ridge
The weather was great despite a marginal weather forecast
The group heading up. So far the snow was not too deep.
Dominic and Dwight makes quick speed up the ridge.
Sarah enjoying the nice day.
Dwight floating above the snow.
We alternated between forest and clear sections on the ridge.
Finally the snow started to become deep enough to want to use snowshoes.
Looking across the valley midway up the ridge.
Not sure if the snow storm is going to happen/
Dwight making sure that we are on track
The clouds were hugging the mountain tops.
Working up the ridge line.
What a nice snowshoe track we left.
Twin Peaks as scene from the ridge line on the way up.
It just kept getting nicer out as we gain in elevation
Dwight in one of the forested sections on the ridge.
Crestone Group in the clouds
Looking up the ridge line at tree line.
Sarah on the ridge. This section was rocky with lots of snow patches.
Dwight and Dominic. The wind picked up a little bit above tree line, but it was not too cold.
Almost to the top
Little Bear and Blanca.
Looking at the other Twin Peak from the top.
Enjoying the view on top. Next we would run over to the other Twin Peak before going down.
David Cooper meet us on top. He was going to hike with us, but showed up late. He arrived on top at the same time when we got back from the other Twin Peak.
Me standing between Blanca and Little Beak
Making our way back down.
Dwight on the return. We had a great day in the mountains!