Hiking 14ers in calendar winter can be a chilly but fun endeavor. It was below zero most of the morning, with a high of 11 in the afternoon. The sharp white snow contrasting against Colorado’s ultra blue sky is gorgeous, and supplies a unique look without color. Five of us hiked Huron Peak, Dec. 22, 2017, up Lulu Gulch to 13er Browns Peak, ridge to Huron and down the standard route.
|Nearing treeline and the turn into Lulu Gulch|
|Coming out of Lulu Gulch|
|From Lulu to Browns|
|A hint at Huron's summit from Browns Peak|
|The ridge from Browns Peak to Huron Peak|
|Coming of the ridge before pushing up to the summit.|
|The view to the east and south from Huron's summit. |
14ers Belford, Oxford and Harvard to the left and the Three Apostles to the right.
|A look behind as we walked out of the basin toward Winfield.|