Two short, interesting scrambles on a fine fall day
Tijeras Peak, Music Mountain and Milwaukee Peak from Music Pass at the edge of the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness.
Dominic playing with the ice guitar that he found above Lower Sand Creek Lake.
Dwight climbing past some ice in the steep ramp that allows passage through a persistent cliff band on the north side of Tijeras Peak.
Dominic and Kevin carefully climbing up dry rock on the side of the ramp.
Kevin on the easier upper part of the ramp.
Scrambling on the north ridge of Tijeras Peak. The ridge is short and easy.
Kevin descending the upper portion of the ramp.
Dominic rappelling the icy lower part of the ramp. We found a good pre-existing anchor here.
Tijeras Peak from the north. The problematic cliff band is obvious low on the mountain.
Kevin starting up Music Mountain's east ridge. Lower Sand Creek Lake can be seen far below.
Upper Sand Creek Lake from Music Mountain's east ridge.
Dwight amd Dominic scramble along Music Mountain's exposed summit ridge.
Looking back toward Tijeras Peak from Music Mountain's east ridge.
The summit ridge is quite sharp and knife-like in places.
Kevin nearing the summit of Music Mountain. Tijeras Peak can be seen in the background.