Peak:  Stewart Peak (13er)
 Route:  Nutras Creek Approach
 Range:  San Juan
 Posted By:  Matt Lemke
 Date of Info:  06/07/2012
 Date Posted:  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 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 Id describe it as. Very beautiful and simple 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

 Comments or Questions

06/08/2012 04:03
you can't admit to getting lost as a geological engineer. It's bad for the rep.

Brian Thomas

06/08/2012 14:33
”It was a quaint climb Id describe it as”

This sounds very very nice. Any pics?

Matt Lemke

I have pics but they are still on the camera
06/08/2012 22:38
...I will post them when I finish my most recent climbing spree. Thunder Pyramid today, Pyramid tomorrow and maybe Capitol Sunday

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