Peak:  San Luis Peak (14er)
 Route:  South Ridge
 Range:  San Juan
 Posted By:  troyflannigan
 Date of Info:  06/21/2020
 Date Posted:  06/23/2020

Made it all the way to the 4x4 trailhead, only one sketchy part where I was glad to have 4 wheel drive. Camped out overnight, there are a couple spots to throw up a tent. Woke up and it was 37 degrees out and started my hike at 6:30a. There were about a dozen spots with snow, a couple you could hike around and a couple more would have been nice to have spikes because of the decent. I was fine with my boots. No post holing until the way back, where I sunk to mid calf 3 times, otherwise it wasn't a big deal. A lot of up and downs on this route, the last hike up on he way back is kind of a pain, but overall an easy 11 mile hike (for a 14er). My pace is average, maybe avg-slow and took me 7.5 hours. Several false summits once you start the final climb, don't let them fool you like they did me!

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 Comments or Questions

06/26/2020 21:13
Hi, I'm looking at the route. From your comments I will bring gaiters and microspikes. I want to avoid all the downed trees on the standard route. What vehicle did you take to the TH?
Thanks, Wineguy

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