|Peak:||San Luis Peak (14er)|
|Date of Information:||06/11/2011|
The trail only had a few snow patches below treeline --- Easily avoidable and I am sure they will be melted this week. Once out of the trees the trail follows snow on top of Stewart Creek. The snow was frozen all day on this section so we did not posthole, however be careful here as once the snow gets softer you could posthole into the creek. On the trail leading to the saddle there were a couple of snowfields to cross with some postholing. The trail to the summit is relatively dry. There was only one snowfield that was impassible... we dropped below it through the scree on the ascent but it's better to stay on the ridge proper on the descent. We brought crampons (I was hoping to climb a snowfield) and ice axes, but never used them. Definitely no need for snowshoes!