San Juan Mountain Range
Trailhead: Nellie Creek 9,300 feet
Route: East Slopes I
Departed the trailhead around 7 AM on Friday, September 7th with Erika and Kruger. The weather forecast was clear for the day. This was Kruger’s first 14er…he is a 17 month old Rhodesian Ridgeback.
Kruger spotting Uncompahgre Peak off in the distance.
This route is a fairly easy Class II route. A bit of scrambling once you near the top.
We made the summit in 2.5 hours or so. We ran into a large group of hikers on the way up and hit the top around the same time. No wind on top so we hung out for about an hour.