San Luis Peak Climber's Log

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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

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

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

Shiloh

Billy

Sarah

Blinken

doumall

doumall - Jul 13, 2005 3:18 pm

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

41st 14er!

jrf

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

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

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.

charles97

charles97 - Jan 28, 2005 2:02 pm

Route Climbed: Equity Mine Trailhead Date Climbed: September 7, 2004  Sucess!

Got off track near the start and had to bushwhack, but otherwise and uneventful hike on a gorgeous day.

Brad Snider

Brad Snider - Sep 21, 2004 9:48 pm

Route Climbed: Stewart Creek Date Climbed: August 14, 2004  Sucess!

My 11th Fourteener, first time in the San Juans. Very enjoyable day, beautiful weather and on the summit by 9 AM!

bc44caesar

bc44caesar - Aug 9, 2004 6:08 pm

Route Climbed: South Ridge from Willow Creek Date Climbed: 7 Aug 2004  Sucess!

Nice weather, but the most boring mountain I've ever climbed...only salvaged the day by doing an exciting traverse to Organ Mountain

Speedy

Speedy - Jul 16, 2004 1:03 am

Route Climbed: Stewart Creek Date Climbed: 07/04/04  Sucess!

Camped at the trailhead the night before. Met some really neat people! It was a really long walk in before you really started going up. It was the difference between night and day how I felt today compared to yesterday! Felt much better and had a better attitude, too! Saw some beautiful sights, including a moose...TWICE! Who even knew there were Moose in CO? We're slow, but we keep on plugging and get there eventually! Poor Bryan and his blisters! The trek out was a killer. My dogs were really barkin' IF ya know what I mean!

Bryan W

Bryan W - Jul 13, 2004 11:25 am

Route Climbed: Stewart Creek Date Climbed: 7/4/04  Sucess!

The book says this is a 12 mile trip, but the GPS said that it was closer to 14 miles. In either case it is very long. The shallow slopes are made up by this long distance hike. Anyway, hiking up the valley, we saw a moose on the other side of the beaver ponds. A few creek crossings, 4 miles, and 2,000' we finally hit treeline. We then finally started to gain some altitude on a nice trail that switched a little to the ridge line. From there you can see the summit, but there was still a long sweeping up climb in front of us. Blisters had slowed me down, but we finally made the summit. Spent about 30 minutes on top and the weather was starting to get ugly. Headed down fast to treeline and then just a nice easy hike to the car. Saw the moose again on the way out.

ctruscot - Jul 11, 2004 8:36 pm

Route Climbed: Stewart Creek Date Climbed: September 2003  Sucess!

Beautiful hike on a great September day! What a long drive in to trail head.

Ratballs

Ratballs - Jun 26, 2004 7:19 pm

Route Climbed: Stewart Creek Date Climbed: June 5, 2003  Sucess!

I climbed this last year. It was a beautiful, remote, wildernesque hike. The drive to the trailhead was a different matter: brutal and epiphanic.

Alan Ellis

Alan Ellis - Jun 12, 2004 10:57 pm

Route Climbed: Stewart Creek Date Climbed: June 10, 2004  Sucess!

Sick as a dog with AMS; otherwise, great weather and a good day.

DaveC

DaveC - May 21, 2004 9:23 pm

Route Climbed: from the east Date Climbed: july 98  Sucess!

pristine wilderness, almost no people. camped here 2 nights, just cz.

xskier77

xskier77 - Feb 1, 2004 11:34 pm

Route Climbed: South Ridge Date Climbed: July 18, 2003  Sucess!

The final 14er of our trip to the San Juans making a total of 7. This was a nice way to end the tour as it was the easiest of the 7 and a nice leg stretch after the two backpacks and 6 more technical peak prior to this day. Weather was perfect and we ran into a large group of Mennonites on the summit.

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