We had tons of clouds, tons of rain and once on the ridge, tons of wind. Started from the Stewart Creek TH. The visibility was about 20 feet once we were on the ridge. We stayed in the clouds all the way to the top. When we got to the summit the clouds parted a little and I could see the surrounding hill sides. It was almost magical - to be in the clouds for so long and never see what was around me and then finally I could see it all - it was beautiful. On our way back to the ridge the clouds would surround us and then lift every once in a while to give us a view. I did Mt. Elbert the day before and Wheeler (NM) the day after. It was a great trip!
9th 14er in 8 days! The trail up edges beautiful beaver ponds!
Fourteenth of 14 14ers in 11 days. San Juan 14er finisher and a nice gentle one to finish on. A bit disheartening to round the ridge and see that the peak I thought was San Luis was not, but a good day nonetheless.
Camped at the TH and started up with my friend Kevin at 6:05AM. Met up with some friends from Louisville (coincidence)and enjoyed a good morning hike to the summit. Plenty of good weather and people with the same goal. Reached the summit at 9:28 and back to the TH by 1:25PM. My 36th 14'er.........way sweet!
Perfect weater, calm at the top. Camped at treeline and summited by 730 the following day.
While they look close on the map, Wetterhorn and San Luis are very far apart. 42 miles of dirt road to be exact. I enjoyed San Luis for its remote location and scenery...at least until i reached the talus above 13k.
After making the mistake of trying to get on the ridge too soon and having to downclimb a little, we made it to the summit. Perfect weather, not too much snow. Saw/heard a couple of beavers in the morning. :)
Skinned from the mine to the summit and back. With road closures and snow conditions, this ended up being a 16 mile, 6000' day. Too easy!
Climbed the South Ridge from the Equity Mine with a ski descent of the Yawner Gullies. It was an awesome day, but quite the slog with the climb out of the basin and rotten snow all the way down the 4x4 road.
This was my third climb of San Luis. A chipmunk rode home in the car with us. You can see him (along with some discussion) at this url: http://www.14ers.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=9610&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&hilit=chipmunk&start=15
This was my first climb of San Luis. We hiked from Stewart Creek which is home to lots of beavers.
Hiked the East Slopes from Stewart Creek Trailhead with my friend Keith. We met our friend Mike on the summit who summited via the West Slopes route.
wasn't feeling that great climbing a majority of san luis. lovely summit out in BFE on a great fall day!
Second ascent, climbed with Shanahan96 and Jamie Nellis. Loop hike with Baldy Alto and Stewart Peak. We descended to Nutras Creek and had to hike back to camp on the road, but it was worth it for all the nice fall color on the road!
This is by far my favorite 14er climb. Climbed from Stewart Creek to the summit, and made a loop back out the Colorado Trail. We saw some of the coolest mushrooms that looked like they had oatmeal sprinkled on top. Saw two people on the summit and that was it for the day. Beautiful mountain, beautiful climb, and a beautiful day.
Left "TH" (improvised parking spot) at 9.05. Nice hike to summit, particularly through trees. Weather actually held out, which was nice. Summited at 12.57, my dad a few minutes later. Hung out there briefly, taking time to mark off peak on my 14ers shirt, take pic's, & crack celebratory brew (yummy L Hand Milk Stout). Took off 13.19 to avoid building clouds. On way back, traversed Pt. 12,540, which was fun- staying directly on crest, maybe 5.2 or so. Rest of descent uneventful.
Great to summit another 14er with my pops, & be amidst the beautiful San Juans (esp. just us- didn't see anyone else on trail the whole day!)- amazing area.
are we there yet? are we there yet? oh, there's the summit... nope, not the summit. ok, made it.
Tried this mountain last year and got turned around by lightening. Have to admit I was dreading the 40 mile dirt road to the trailhead but took a bunch of CD's and had a great drive. Felt great to do a 12 mile 14'er and not be totally exhausted by the end!
This on ranks in my top five hikes of all time. It's gentle and absolutely breathtaking.
I had fun on this hike with Carlos it was a good we wissed all the rain..We hiked from Equity mine. We only saw 8 people all day