(Last Updated On: June 30, 2015)
Mount Tweto is one of those lesser known peaks of Colorado’s fantastic Mosquito Range. Tucked behind Democrat and Arkansas, and in the shadows of Buckskin, it tends to be overlooked. But, access is easy, the lines are good, and I was eager to check out this peak.
Weather windows have been extremely difficult to find this spring. If it’s sunny for a few hours, you’d better go for it, because the next time you see the sun could be in another week or more. That’s what was in store for Tuesday morning. I knew we had to jump on it. And I was able to persuade my friend Matt Kamper to join me on this mid-week adventure.
Though the approach is nearly 4 miles, the terrain allows for fast skinning. Still, we were happy to lay our eyes on Mount Tweto under bluebird skies.
Rather than ascending the peak itself, we climbed on to a saddle to gain a ridge to the looker’s right. This allowed for some wonderful views of the ski lines Tweto had to offer.
Matt Kamper gaining the ridge, with Democrat behind.
As we piled on to the summit, the clouds were already starting to move in. Matt skiing from the summit, with Buckskin in the distance.
Though the skiing was overall variable, it was still pretty dang good. Matt.
The line we chose rolled over pretty hard part way down, leading us to some pretty steep and fun skiing.
Matt coming out the bottom of our line.
We put down some pretty nice tracks on this peak.
On our way out, we checked out some other lines. The west face of Democrat rarely comes in, let alone this fat.
Mount Arkansas not looking too shabby either.
Matt crossing the finish line.
As we gathered our gear to put back in our cars, winds strengthened and clouds thickened. Another front was on the way.
What a good day out, and a nice weather window for us to sneak in another peak!