Peak(s):  San Luis Peak  -  14,014 feet
Date Posted:  06/20/2011
Date Climbed:   06/11/2011
Author:  mattpayne11
 San Luis Peak - a great experience  

Our trip up San Luis was quite eventful. Nothing too crazy, but did get to see some moose. It is also safe to say that snowshoes and crampons are not required. The snow is almost gone already, believe it or not!

The road is also in great shape, in my opinion.

Don't let San Luis fall off your radar like I had - the area is wonderful!

Anyways, if you want to read the full trip report, GO HERE.

Star Trails

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 Comments or Questions

06/20/2011 13:02
minus the fact that I didn't get to use my crampons... Boo! Plus the star trails were AWESOME. Great great area! And a great trip with a womderful friend and a great new friend!


The same moose?
06/20/2011 15:33
I just climbed San Luis the 16th and found conditions similar to yours, but your photos put mine to shame! I think the moose must hang out there in the pond waiting for climbers to go by. He gave us a curious look then went back to eating/drinking. We also saw two huge beavers. I'll post the TR as soon as I can. Great report, thanks!


Nice HDR shots!
06/20/2011 15:55


06/20/2011 19:48
report and pics as usual, Matt! Thanks for posting!


Thanks guys
06/20/2011 22:53
Appreciate the kind words!

Chris: It must be the same guy! He did not give us much attention, but did wander off into the woods to avoid us. We also saw a younger moose early in the morning that scurried off as well. I will return there - not very often you get to see moose (although that is 3 in the past year)!

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