Sunday, June 04, 2006

Challenger, Kit Carson, and Crestone Needle

Last year, Phil, Dan, Jonathan and I attempted to climb Challenger, Kit Carson, and Crestone Needle, but were turned back by high winds on Challenger. This weekend we decided it was time to head back down for another attempt.

Here's one of the amazing views of Crestone Peak with the Great Sand Dunes National Park in the background.

To access Crestone Neede we followed the Cottonwood Lake trail. Here's one of the views we encountered along the way. The Cottonwood Lake trail is a beautiful if some what arduous hike.