San Luis Peak Climber's Log

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chicagotransplant - Aug 7, 2006 4:48 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2006

Stewart Creek  Sucess!

Climbed the standard route with some people from work (including a first timer!). Got rained on coming back down, and got to see a cattle drive on the road. Gotta love a 14er where the cows outnumber the people!


CODave - Jun 30, 2006 2:59 am Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2006

Route: Stewart Creek  Sucess!

Beautiful day on San Luis Pk!


ClearSkiesAhead - Jun 10, 2006 3:00 pm Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2006

From Stewart Creek  Sucess!

The wilderness around this area is worth the long drive to get there. We started a bit late but still made the summit by around noon.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Jun 7, 2006 3:11 pm Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2007

Climbed Thrice  Sucess!

August 18, 2007: From 13285, 13180 & 13155. To Organ Mountain and San Luis Peak. 9 hours roundtrip.
June 4, 2006: En route to Baldy Alto, Stewart Peak and Baldy Chato; 7 hours 50 minutes roundtrip.


km_donovan - Apr 24, 2006 11:19 am Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2004

Route Climbed: East Slopes  Sucess!

Started up late in the evening hoping to bivy on the summit, came up short and stopped at 13,850 feet according to my GPS. Watched the sunrise from the summit.


km_donovan - Apr 24, 2006 11:13 am Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2003

Route Climbed: East Slopes  Sucess!

Drove into the trailhead the night before and slept it the back of my Pathfinder. A family came to summit while I was up, the father was finishing the 14’ers and save it for last so he could have his family with him. Took lots of photos for them, very cool.

Mountain Jim

Mountain Jim - Mar 20, 2006 2:40 am Date Climbed: Jun 25, 1969

Spring Creek/Bondholder Meadows  Sucess!

Climbed up and down the West slopes. Fresh snow the night before, and another snowstorm caught us on the summit. Great fun !!!


markhyams - Mar 3, 2006 1:05 am Date Climbed: Jul 1, 1998

Stewart Creek  Sucess!

Uneventful hike on this lonely 14er.


Kiefer - Jan 28, 2006 1:37 am

Route Climbed: Stewert Creek Date Climbed: June 2004  Sucess!

The bugs were terrible. Unfortunately, I had to camp on a little spit of land near the beaver ponds. I burnt alot of greens to keep the smoke going. A hot day.

I saw my first moose the next day as I was hiking out.

Pointed a guy in the right direction as I was leaving the summit. I'll be back later this year to do Oregon peak.


LS - Dec 26, 2005 5:02 pm

Route Climbed: West Willow Creek Date Climbed: 13-sep-2005  Sucess!

See the trip-report here:

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Sep 30, 2005 9:53 pm

Route Climbed: S Ridge Date Climbed: July 12, 2004  Sucess!

I've climbed several San Juan peaks, but only this one had a true wilderness feel. Seeing a group of bull elk on a ridge silhouetted against the sunrise was the highlight and one of those wild moments of incontestable purity.

Old Ickabod

Old Ickabod - Sep 6, 2005 9:30 am

Route Climbed: East Slopes Date Climbed: 9-4-05  Sucess!

Well worth the drive! Spectacular trail with great scenery. Solo trip taking 2 hours and forty minutes to the summit. Back to the trailhead in four hours and 35 minutes.

birdy - Aug 15, 2005 10:01 am

Route Climbed: Willow Creek Date Climbed: August 14 2005  Sucess!

Awesome hike. Beautiful trail. 41st 14er for me 46th for my husband! Took 2 1/2 hours to summit and 2 hours down. This was a pleasant day after climbing North Maroon!!!!! Highly recommended!!!!!


mtnhiker13 - Aug 14, 2005 8:25 pm

Route Climbed: From Creede Date Climbed: July 2005  Sucess!

Beautiful day in a beautiful area. Nice climb and a great trail! Wonderful views of the San Juans - highly recommended.


Cortez - Jul 20, 2005 11:15 am

Route Climbed: Stewart Creek Date Climbed: July 26, 2003  Sucess!

This is probably one of my favorite 14ers. The La Garita mountains offer a solitude that is almost unmatched in the heavily traveled backcountry of Colorado.

Hiking Party:

Michael Booker

Jennifer Booker

Don Nalley






doumall - Jul 13, 2005 3:18 pm

Route Climbed: Traverse via Organ Date Climbed: July 2, 2005  Sucess!

41st 14er!


jrf - Jul 11, 2005 12:37 pm

Route Climbed: Stewart Creek Date Climbed: June 29, 2005  Sucess!

One of the nicest hikes I've done in this state. This was my first time in the La Garitas and it lived up to all my expectations. I didn't see as much wildlife as I would have liked but the lack of people and the views more than made up for it.

Took about 4 hours to reach the summit and then we took a leisurely pace on the way down.


DharmaBum1984 - May 7, 2005 2:12 am

Route Climbed: East Slopes Date Climbed: August 1996  Sucess!

This was my first fourteener, almost ten years ago. As I recall, it as a beautiful hike. We encountered a thunderstorm on the way down, and before we could get below timberline, the electricity in the air and the thunder got pretty intense--good times. One could spend weeks exploring this area.

Larry V

Larry V - Mar 9, 2005 9:19 pm

Route Climbed: Stewart Creek trailhead Date Climbed: August 1999  Sucess!

Last of the Colorado fourteeners for me and Aaron. Cooked dinner on top. The mountain isn't very spectacular, especially for the San Juans.


Richrat - Jan 30, 2005 10:04 pm

Route Climbed: Stewart Creek Trail Date Climbed: September 21st 2001  Sucess!

Wonderful weather. The road to get to the trailhead was a long ways from the highway.

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