|Peak:||San Luis Peak (14er)|
|Route:||South Ridge from West Willow Creek|
|Date of Information:||01/08/2011|
Road is plowed from Creede clear up to the Equity Mine.
Past the mine, the snow varries from calf to waist deep.
Snow conditions up towards San Luis Pass and beyond is horrible. A 2"-3" frozen top-layer with VERY dry sugar snow underneath: lots of fracturing. Infrequent pockets of stability.
Snowshoes are definitely required.
Southern aspects are more scoured but all aspects seem to be holding snow.
Image#1- Looking down onto San Luis Pass from the southeast
Image#2- Looking up towards San Luis Pass from the Equity Mine side (south)
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