Hike through the aspen, fir, and spruce to an open meadow at the foot of Santa Fe Baldy. La Vega, Spanish for "meadow" or "pasture land" offers a beautiful setting away from the sometimes crowded Winsor trail. There should be many wildflowers in bloom given the rain they've had.
After the hike we'll stop at the Burrito Company on Washington St. for a late lunch. If you're not interested in this we can plan carpooling to accommodate.
RT Distance: 8 miles
RT Time: ~4 hours; driving time is 1.5 hrs each way, with an hour for lunch. We should be back in Burque by 4:00-4:30.
Elevation Range: 10,000-10,840 ft.; total gain ~2500 ft.
Sorry, no dogs allowed on this hike.
Bring plenty of water, snacks, rain gear, and hiking poles, if you use them. Trail 403 off the Winsor is very steep. We'll be hiking down this.
Please don't sign up for this hike unless you've been actively hiking distances equal to this.