Peak:  La Plata Peak (14er)
 Route:  Northwest Ridge
 Range:  Sawatch
 Posted By:  Relative to Zero
 Date of Information:  07/22/2013
 Date Posted:  07/26/2013

The trail is clear all the way to the top. You might pass by a few patches of snow, but you dont have to touch any of it unless you want to. Also, the stream by the parkinglot is not safe to drink, unless you have some way to remove heavy metals and arsenic that is leeching out of some old mines. I assumed all the water I saw (except the snow) was unsafe from that point on. I really wished I hadnt used up 1L of my water cooking and cleaning breakfast. Or pumped another L before seeing the warnings. Lucky I didnt contaminate my main resivor.

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