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)
Campsite just up the road from TH
We started at 6:15am Saturday morning.
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.
The "house" along the trail There is three easy stream crossings (at least in July) both in the trees (twice) and once passed 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.
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).
Here's a good look back down at the upper portion of trail
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!)
Google Earth shot of GPS Tracks
Distance: 12.1 miles Roundtrip