All those late afternoon clouds were promising for some spectacular sunset colors, but there were too many of them to the west…sun dropped behind early and never showed up again. The side benefit, summit was pretty deserted, which is how I personally like it.
Very windy at the ridge while exposed to the west, all those 20+ miles/hour today winds in Indian Peaks could be felt at Sanitas, especially at some exposed spots on the Lion’s Lair. As soon as you get on the east side, it’s like there is no wind at all. Boulder is very protected from the west.
Unpromissing sunset did turn out a few sparks, just for a few minutes. Always nice to have little reward in the middle of the hike. My hike #9 up to Mount Sanitas.
Five days no hiking and finally getting out, feels so good!
Warm afternoon and nice climb up the Mount Sanitas. It was super busy, so as usual I went off to Lion’s Lair one of my secret spots. At first I thought it will be totally cloudless, but then nice cloud formed up under my spell…