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 Peak(s):  San Luis Peak  -  14,014 feet
 Post Date:  07/26/2010
 Date Climbed:   07/24/2010
 Posted By:  Fleischco

 San Luis 7-24-10   


San Luis Peak July 24, 2010



Camped at a great site just up the road from the Stewart Creek TH. Grab this site if you get a chance. Plenty of parking area, flat surface, fire rings and easy picking of dry firewood. Billy Goat Jim and I enjoying the camp. (warning there are mosquitos)Image
Campsite just up the road from TH


We started at 6:15am Saturday morning. Image
Departure 6:15am
The first several miles (3 or 4) is along the creek and is very beautiful with wildflowers, beaver dams and the creek. I will admit I thought this was going to unpleasant at best but was actaully very nice to walk in the shade mostly.Image
The "house" along the trail
There is three easy stream crossings (at least in July) both in the trees (twice) and once passed treeline. Image
Almost Treeline


After treeline and another creek crossing you head up towards the saddle (on the left in this picture) in front of Baldy Alto that is not San Luis. You do not see the summit until around the backside of this peak.Image
View to the Saddle


After the saddle you head around back to the farside saddle and now San Luis is in sight. Now the summit is within hand (this pic is looking back down the trail from the final push).
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Here's a good look back down at the upper portion of trail


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Summit 9:40am for Jim -9:50am for me


Here's the GPS Tracks on Google Earth (I just learned you can upload your Garmin and Magellan GPS tracks to Google Earth!)
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Google Earth shot of GPS Tracks


Final Stats:
Start: 6.15am
Summit: 9.50am
Return: 1.10pm
Distance: 12.1 miles Roundtrip



Thumbnails for uploaded photos (click to open slideshow):
 


  • Comments or Questions (3)
dtwilder

Great trip     2010-07-28 16:09:31
Awesome. Love seeing the pics. Thanks for sharing this so us desk-bound folks can have some inspiration to break those desk bonds.
Doug Wilder


JA_son27


nice spot!     2010-07-29 15:00:02
When we hiked San Luis my wife and I saw that spot but it was occupied, we then turned around and found another perfect spot on the left hand side of the road about a tenth of a mile up from your site. Perfect camping up there!


Fleischco


nice spot     2010-07-29 19:16:24
JA_son27-
It was the opposite for us. Your spot was taken so we grabbed this one. It was great camping!



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