San Luis Peak via Stewart Creek

Trip Date:Jul-20-2002
Trailhead Name:Stewart Creek
Trailhead Elevation:10,735 Feet
Elevation Gain:3,280 Feet
Route Name:East Slopes
Round Trip Length:12.0 Miles
Trip Duration:6h 30m
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San Luis Peak

Elevation:14,014 Feet San Luis Peak
Rank:50th of 54
Range:San Juan
The Stewart Creek basin we hiked up about four miles. Our campsite at over 10,700 feet. Tarp was needed because of rain. We hiked up to the left of the pointed peak. San Luis is barely visible from here.
The Stewart Creek basin we hiked up about four miles. Our campsite at over 10,700 feet. Tarp was needed because of rain. We hiked up to the left of the pointed peak. San Luis is barely visible from here.
The trail to the saddle at 13,100 feet. A climber is visible is mid frame. Baldo Alto (Elev. 13,698 ft.), one of the 13ers near by. Looking back on the four miles of valley we hiked up.
The trail to the saddle at 13,100 feet. A climber is visible is mid frame. Baldo Alto (Elev. 13,698 ft.), one of the 13ers near by. Looking back on the four miles of valley we hiked up.
Our first good view of San Luis Peak from the Northeast Shoulder. A closer view of the summit with two people on top already. Brian with the La Garita Wilderness in the background.
Our first good view of San Luis Peak from the Northeast Shoulder. A closer view of the summit with two people on top already. Brian with the La Garita Wilderness in the background.
Brian at the top of San Luis Peak. Looking back on the saddle and Stewart Creek valley. A southern view of the San Juan mountains.
Brian at the top of San Luis Peak. Looking back on the saddle and Stewart Creek valley. A southern view of the San Juan mountains.
The trail with Stewart Peak (right) in the background. Baldo Alto with storm clouds overhead. One of the Beaver Lodges in the Stewart Creek valley.
The trail with Stewart Peak (right) in the background. Baldo Alto with storm clouds overhead. One of the Beaver Lodges in the Stewart Creek valley.