I hiked La Plata with some Facebook friends. This was my second time on La Plata, and the weather was much better this time. It was sunny all day, and the afternoon storms gave us a pass. We started hiking around 7:15, reached the summit at 10:15, and got back to the trailhead at 12:15.
07/05/2002: Standard NW slopes route.
07/04/2010: Climbed La Plata via SW Ridge route. Gorgeous weather, nice views!
Climbed with Matt Jamison. Number 27 Official 14er by 14er.com. Seemed like a long difficult hike. Trail was tough to follow in the beginning. Nice Day.
snow's mostly gone. beautiful day.
I could never write a route description. Ran into some 5.easy trying to avoid the few remaining snowfields, but it was probably unnecessary. 4h30 from TH. Trip report
Nice hike for the Sawatch
Hiked up La Plata some time in the mid to late 90s.
Via the northwest ridge. Spectacular!
With SPers Mccannster and JamesC.
Direct ascent of north ridge, great day, 8 hrs 15 min
First big climb of 2010, a great ascent of the North Ridge with Spers Alika and James C. Good outing. 8.25 hrs c2c.
Took a friend up for his birthday. Need to get back for Ellingwood Ridge.
2nd time July 21, 2013
Very nice mountain, great hike too, i'll do it again from different route.
Great peak any time of year
I saw six people today and 2 had dogs. So answering your question, YES.
A light snow made trail finding difficult at time on the way up. Easier to see on the way down. I only saw people at the summit, otherwise I ha dthe hike to myself.
I've wanted to do this one for 3 years untill I finnaly summited a few days ago. Took a long time too, started at 5AM got down at 5PM and we were going very fast belive me.
Southwest ridge route. nice day with Nancy.
Last mile was a dousey! Great hike with just Shadow and I.
A fun day despite not particularly great weather. It never rained, and there was no thunder or lightning, but there were plenty of low lying clouds which blocked all the views once we reached the ridgeline.
It was my son's first 14er, so regardless of the weather, it was a very memorable day.
Beautiful hike with great weather. Views were fantastic!