We hiked the La Luz trail the first week of May 2013. The trail was well marked and provided for a easy hike. As we ascended the trail you could tell the air was getting thinner and the temperature cooler. By the time we reached 9,000 feet we found remnants of snow among the boulders along the trail. We were dressed in shorts and wore hoodies which kept us warm enough until we got to the summit trail. The last 1/2 mile to the tram was a brisk 35 degrees with the winds and clouds rolling in from the west. It was an awesome sight to see the clouds billowing up and over us. By the time we reached the tram our hands and fingers were stiff from the cold. I would recommend a hat and gloves for these early season hikes.
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