Peak(s):  Sultan Mtn - 13,368 feet
Grand Turk - 13,180 feet
Spencer Peak - 12992
UN 12,899 - 12899
Date Posted:  12/04/2017
Date Climbed:   11/26/2017
Author:  mattpayne11
 Sultan Mountain and Grand Turk in late November   

This has been a very interesting autumn here in the San Juans with unseasonably warm temps and a lack of snow... which has made for nice conditions for hiking and mountain climbing.
I had a great day hiking up Sultan Mountain and Grand Turk last weekend and thought I'd share my photos and trip report with you here.

As usual, my full trip report is over on my website. I hope you enjoy.

Another note - I have been making a conscious decision to try to edit my photos in a more natural and pleasing fashion. Just something I thought I'd throw in there!

Here's some shots from the climb ~ about 50 photos on the full TR, and my GPS stuff if anyone is interested.






My GPS Tracks on Google Maps (made from a .GPX file upload):

Thumbnails for uploaded photos (click to open slideshow):
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Comments or Questions
Wow,. Matt...
12/05/2017 08:09
You sure do come up with some eye candy. I honestly can't say which one of the shots on your full report is my fav - they are all so very, very good. I am curious how long the trek took you?

12/05/2017 09:04
Matt, I like your new style almost as much as I enjoyed the views from this combo in summer.
This hike definitely showcases the amazing vistas the SJs offer.
Thanks for posting a great report that illustrates how nice living along the 550 corridor can be. I miss those opportunities now.

Thanks guys
12/05/2017 09:24
Jay - Looks like 6 hours RT.

Matt - thank you very much. Living in Durango definitely has its rewards!

Excellent Photograpy...
12/05/2017 21:28
You sure know how to use a camera! That looks like an ideal way to burn off those Thanksgiving calories. More 13ers to add to my 'to do' list which never gets any shorter.

Thanks Tornadoman
12/06/2017 07:33
Appreciate it! Yeah it is always great to burn off those calories haha!

12/06/2017 13:39
I have thought several times over the last month getting back down that way but thought snow? and long drive other things at home stopping me, should have gone, those were on my list from earlier in the year to grab, where has the time gone...

nice report as usual

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