Cerro Grande Shoe Snow Hike
Joint LA Mountaineers & PEEC Trip
January 9, 2011
Trip Participants: Jonathan
Niehof, Mari Jorgenson, Annette Weyvand, Patrick Jennings, Rick
Kelley, Mario Schillaci, Mary Thompson and Jan Studebaker.
Attractions: Beautiful day,
great views and good company.
Distance: Approximately 3 mile
Elevation Gain: Approximately
Duration: About 3.5 h. Departed
TH at 10:00 AM. Returned to TH at ~1:30 PM.
Weather: Clear. Temperature
about 20 oF at start and near freezing at finish. The mountain gods
favored us and held the wind in check until we began our descent
Comments: We enjoyed a nice
leisurely lunch (~ 30 min.) on the summit. Snow coverage was thin
and the decreased noticeably during the day. We need more snow.
Making the final push to the summit
with the Valles Caldera and Redondo Peak as a backdrop.