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Mt. Shavano / Tabeguache Peak
Elevation: 14,229 / 14,155 feet
Mileage: 9.9 miles
Vertical Gain: 5,410 feet
Route: Angel of Shavano

May 22nd, 2005

The Angel of Shavano is a snow feature that forms on the eastern slopes of the popular Colorado fourteener Mt. Shavano. The Native Americans believed that the Angel of Shavano was actually an Indian princess who sacrificed herself to the Gods to end a severe drought. The princess returns every year as the Angel of Shavano and each summer as she begins to melt, her tears are sent down to the valley in the form of life-giving water. Having previously climb Mt. Shavano via the standard route, I thought the Angel of Shavano route would offer a nice alternative and allow us to see the mountain from a different perspective.

For my trip report from Shavano and Tabeguache Peak in summer conditions CLICK HERE.


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