Route Climbed: Nutras Creek Date Climbed: June 30, 2005
Awesome mountain. Absolutely no people and you can tell this is a rarely visited summit (only 8 people had signed the register in June). We only saw one cairn all day but the route is obvious. We went up to the right into a basin to hit the ridge and then came down Nutras Creek the whole way on our descent. We used some snow fields to avoid the loose junk on the lower portions of the ridge to make things easier (no ice axe or crampons needed however, the angle is mild).
Route Climbed: Cebolla Trailhead Date Climbed: August 12, 2004
Four of us drove the dirt road from Slumgullion Pass to reach the Cebolla Trailhead. The road is good and though long, the ride was not bad. We saw several elk but no other people during the hike. Stewart is easy to climb. The highlight of the hike was hiking the ridge between Stewart and Baldy Chato. It is spectacular. The summit of Baldy Chato is also easy to reach and recommended. Weather was perfect.
Route Climbed: Nutras Creek Route Date Climbed: July 7, 2002
The La Garitas always offer solitude... after the Fourth of July I was eager to get away from the crowds that so often swarm the mountains closer to the Front Range. On this trip were 3 very good dogs, Moses, Raymond, and Sopris. A pleasant trip. The beaver ponds up Nutras Creek realy are remarkable. As I tipped out above Willow Mesa I saw a herd of 20 some elk.