The Stage 3 fire and access restrictions to the San Juan National Forest have been rolled back to a Stage 2 condition which means access to the forest is once more open to the public. However, fire conditions still remain high and we are currently in the middle of a strong heat wave. Consult current regulations with the San Juan NF before planning any trips. Fines for violations are significant.
Note: G&M did not consider Lavender Peak to be a "ranked" summit. Neighboring Mount Moss was ranked. Later measurements adopted by LoJ and Roach now consider the La Plata quad to be missing a contour line for Lavender which in their opinion elevates Lavender to a "ranked" position while Moss is demoted to "soft rank."