We were the only party on the entire route on the summit that day. Saw moose cow and calf on first uphill section of South Ridge route. I agree with the sentiment that this peak is underrated. Beautiful area and an enjoyable outing.
Started from the Stewart Creek TH around 4:20 in the morning. Quick progress up to treeline and a relatively easy hike all the way. Winds picked up just a little bit along the ridge, but never too bad. Beautiful day on the summit with no scary clouds or anything. Easy jaunt on down to the truck. Gosh, beautiful peaks up there. Can't wait to come back and get Stewart, Phoenix, and Organ. Let's go!
Started from the Stewart Creek TH around 4:20 in the morning. It was a beautiful day with perfect summer conditions. Views all around were great although there was a bit of haze toward the Sangres. Made it back down just after 11:00.
Hiked partway in from Stewart Creek TH and camped overnight. Hit the trail early in the dark and made first summit of the day before 0800. A wonderful hike and nice views of the San Juans to the west. Lots of wildlife.
An 9-hour roundtrip summit. Class-1 & gorgeous fall colors ...so definitely want to bring your girlfriend!! Creede's south approach TH is the best kept secret compared to the alternative 25miles of dirt road! From the quaint town of Creede it's only an 8-mile scenic 2WD mining road that's in remarkable condition. Gentle 11mile roundtrip trek. No snow.
Very pretty hike through varied terrain.
Nice day with leisurely start around 9:06 AM from West Willow TH. Clouds burned off, although a few flurries of snow on way down. Sat on summit for approx. 1 hour to enjoy views and work. Total hike time with break at top and leisurely descent was 7 hours 18 min. Nice wildflowers at this time. Hiked with M.Roth.
long hike up Stewart Creek
Crush it, Wheelbarrow!
Ascended with family and dogs from Spring Creek side; lots of snow in the gullies
Recommend the approach from the town of Creede and taking the South Ridge route. I ran into Justin Simoni during his trek to do the highest 100 human powered so now I have a personal reason to beat him one day. Lets get it baby!
With Rachael. Third time up, her first. Went over after Organ by dropping off Organ's norhside and contouring high to pick up the SL Trail. Decided this was a good way to avoid loose route and route finding on Organ's west side.
Standard route, and traversed over a few 13ers on the return trip.
6/18/05 - Standard route. Added on Organ afterwards.
3/12/11 - West Face from Equity Mine in near spring-like conditions. Long day trip.
1/16/16 - Strenuous 3 day, 2 night trip up Spring Creek/Bondholder Trail. Approach is all private property; we got permission from the landowner.
One of the prettiest colorado climbs I've done so far. Very lush and green tundra. All above treelike on the Colorado trail and up the S. ridge. FLowers in full bloom.
More miles than the sign says. I kissed the benchmark when I got there,
What should have been a hike turned into a snow climb for my 38th 14er! Climbed remote 14,014 ft. San Luis Peak via the Northeast Ridge today. I left home at 3:30 AM and made it to the trail head by 7 AM. I started off trail and realized that no one had been on the trail in some time because the snow on the trail was untouched, aside from moose and coyote tracks. I followed the animal tracks to treeline, at this point I was already 5 miles in but saw what was ahead of me, a lot of steep snow covering what should have been the trail. I broke trail the entire way to the summit of the mountain. It was exhausting. I made the summit just before noon and saw that large clouds were building nearby so I snapped a few photos and high-tailed it back down. I made it off the snow slope and had to hike in a snow flurry the last 2 miles. Made it back to the car around 3 PM. Round trip it took 8 hours to cover 13.5 miles up and back down 3,600 ft. I was the only soul on the mountain today. Glad to be done with this one.
#1 10-4-15 W/ the best climbing partner one could ask for. Twenty mph winds and short bursts of snow showers added stimulating color to what could have been a drab slog. Our GPS indicated a r/t mileage of 13.74.
Awesome way to end 4 days (and 4 14ers) in the San Juans. Went via Stewart Creek TH. Long dirt road wasn't that bad - about an hour's drive each way. Mellow way to end our trip. Climbed with MoapaPk (Harlan).