Indian Peaks Sans Snow

This photo was taken November 10, at 12,300 feet in the Indian Peaks Wilderness, Colorado.

Andy Rice and I did a roundabout off-trail loop up and down this twelver one afternoon, because we did just about all that could be done in a place like Ward (i.e., drive through it).

At the summit, we were reminiscing about a snowshoe trek we took three years prior – almost to the day –
in deep snow that could only be described as wintry.

Granted, the Indian Peaks aren’t exactly a dumping ground for Colorado’s Great Storms, but we couldn’t help but wonder if we should still be wearing sneakers up there in November.