Trailhead:  Nellie Creek
San Juan Mountains
 Posted By:  Chicago Transplant
 Date of Info:  10/28/2007
 Date Posted:  10/28/2007
Status Update
Nellie Creek is in good shape for the first 2.3 miles, basically right to the road split mentioned in the trailhead directions. Above this the road is VERY icy in the morning. There is one spot in particular that was impassable and I had to back down the road to a small pullout and go back to the junction. Above that there were several other short sections of icy snow. The road MAY be drivable in the afternoon when softer, but my recommendation is to stop at the road split and hike the extra 1 3/4 miles. Hey look at the bright side, you can get 3000' on your ascent that way!

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