I planned a solo in August 2019 and stayed in the Cold Springs campground overnight. The area has been devastated by forest fire and the Cold Springs camp is a mess, but usable. The road is very rough and takes longer than I remembered from earlier trips. I was there mid-week and was the only person on the mountain, as far as I could tell. I attempted a new route up one of the gullies to Lunch Counter but turned back because of the loose rock. This mountain really is a big, loose pile and is definitely more fun with snow lower down.
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- Sugarloaf Mountain (Maryland) 391 m
- Short Hill Mountain 440 m
- Raven Rocks 443 m
- Purcell Knob 1200 m
- Loudoun Heights (Mountain) 1180 m
- Lambs Knoll 536 m
- High Knob (Blue Ridge, Virginia) 728 m
- Catoctin Mountain 579 m
- North Mountain (Virginia-West Virginia) 510 m
- Quirauk Mountain 654 m
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- Third Hill Mountain 662 m
- Sleepy Creek Mountain 580 m
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- Timber Ridge 413 m
- Knob Mountain (Page County, Virginia) 872 m
- Bear Garden Mountain 1566 m
- Mary's Rock 1071 m
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I've done Medicine Bow Peak in every month. It is certainly doable even after the roads are closed, but you've got to want it, because it's about 5 miles each way walking the road, and that only takes you to the trailhead. Also be very careful of avalanches. The Front Range avalanche forecast is somewhat accurate for the Snowies, though I find the snow pack develops a little slower in the Snowies than it does at Cameron Pass, for instance.
A comprehensive trail guide to VCNP was recently published: "Hiking Trails in Valles Caldera National Preserve," by Coco Rae. You can learn about it here: https://vcnp-trails.com.
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