|Peak:||Stewart Peak (13er)|
|Route:||Nutras Creek Approach|
|Posted By:||Matt Lemke|
|Date of Info:||06/07/2012|
Long drive on a pretty nice dirt road last night and I woke up this morning in the La Garitas! The trail up Nutras Creek is disappearing...I guess not many people use it but I was able to follow it all the way up the wrong drainage...lol it led me up a side drainage to the right of Nutras Creek looking up so I ended up climbing to the top of Willow Mesa (12er) and traversing the ridge to Stewart. It was a quaint climb I‘d describe it as. Very beautiful and simple area...green right now. The beaver dams I saw were quite impressive and I saw two full herds of elk roaming the tundra above treeline in upper Nutras Valley. After a windy stay on the summit I traversed to Baldy Alto and then ran the ridge on the other side of the Nutras Valley to treeline and back into the valley to pick up the trail once again. There is something about the simplicity of some peaks I just like. I saw signitures from "IHikeLikeAGirl" on both summits (I think that was you as you just posted a report as well).
Snow free the entire day