Steve and I were in Telluride for a few days, and decided to hike Mt. Sneffels. We had never hiked a 14’er in the San Juan Range, mostly because it’s far from Boulder and we have not spent too much time in SW Colorado. The San Juans are much craggier and jagged than the mountain ranges in central Colorado. Most of our hike was shrouded in fog and clouds, but occasionally the fog peeled away and revealed beautiful views. Our trip to the top, about a 3 mile hike 3,000 feet from the trailhead, took us about 3 1/2 hours to go up, and 2 hours to go down. It was a brutally steep and loose climb, but well worth it, even though the top was completely foggy (like one of those ‘Paris by night’ postcards — you just had to trust that there were beautiful views beyond the clouds!).
Here is a slideshow with our pictures: