Trip Reports: South Colony Lakes, Colorado - June 2009

This weekend I went camping in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains near Westcliffe, Colorado.  South Colony Lakes are situated at the foot of three 14ers, making them a perfect basecamp for several days worth of hiking.

Read more about the trip here.
Crestone Needle, Broken Hand Peak, Sangre de Cristos, Colorado, Sangre de Cristo Wilderness, photo

Crestone Needle Portrait

Sangre de Cristos, Colorado

Sunrise light illuminates the Crestone Needle, 14,197 feet, as seen from the summit of Broken Hand Peak, 13,573 feet.  June. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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Broken Hand Peak, sunrise, Sangre de Cristos, Colorado, Sangre de Cristo Wilderness, photo

Broken Hand Sunrise

Sangre de Cristos, Colorado

Awesome sunrise as seen from the summit of Broken Hand Peak, 13,573 feet - June. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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hikers, Humboldt Peak, Crestone Peak, Sangre de Cristos, Colorado, Sangre de Cristo Wilderness, photo

Hiking Humboldt

Sangre de Cristos, Colorado

Hikers on the slopes of Humboldt Peak, with Crestone Peak towering behind - June. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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Crestone Needle, sunrise, South Colony Lake, Sangre de Cristos, Colorado, Sangre de Cristo Wilderness, photo

Crestone Needle Reflection

Sangre de Cristos, Colorado

Sunrise alpenglow shines on Crestone Needle, reflected in the lower South Colony Lake - June. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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