Departure Time: 6:30am, please be prompt because we will leave at 6:35am.
Who Should Attend: Active, experienced backpackers that are physically capable of backpacking at least 10+ miles per day.
Hike Description: This is an EXPLORATORY backpacking trip. Exploratory means that I have not been to this area. The trail is going to be wet and some bushwacking is probably going to be involved with this trip. However, I will have a map, compass and GPS. NOTE: If you have a low tolerance for making a wrong turn and perhaps hiking an unexpected extra mile, then you shouldn't attend this trip.
Day 1: Arrive at Los Pinos Trailhead Saturday morning. Take Los Pinos trail to San Pedro Parks, hopefully set-up base camp there, if it is not too wet. Then hike over to San Pedro Peak (without a full pack) and hike back to base camp. Starting Elevation: 8,400 Ending: 10,592 Approx. Miles: 8 miles definitely, (extra 3- 4 miles optional to San Pedro Peak without a full pack)
Day 2: Either hike (without a full pack) to Vega Redonda or San Gregoria Reservoir. It will depend on what the trail conditions are at the time. Elevation Change: 1,500ft. Approx. Miles: 8 - 13, depends on what we decide.
Day 3: Backpack out from San Pedro Parks to the vehicles. Starting Elevation: 10,400 Ending Elevation: 8,400ft. Approx. Miles: 6.5
Lunch Option: Possibility of stopping for lunch at El Bruno's on the way home.
Vehicle Required: High clearance, 4wd ONLY. I will be able to take three people in my Jeep, maybe 4, if we need to for the trip. Note: If you want to take your own vehicle, you can.
What to Bring: It is going to be wet, so extra socks and water shoes are a must for this trip, along with all of your other standard gear.
Dogs: Not allowed this time.
Waiver Info: Anyone attending our trips must have a signed Waiver & Release form on file with us. This waiver covers all trips and activities so you only need to sign it once. If you have not already signed this form it can be downloaded from our "Files" section and turned in to the organizer when you arrive for the trip.
Deadline Info: The deadline for changing a "Yes" RSVP to a "No" RSVP is Monday, May 20, 2013. If you RSVP "Yes" for this trip, please plan on attending. Please read our RSVP Policy located in our "Pages" section.
Trip Dates: Saturday, May 24 - Monday, May 27
Drive Time to Trailhead/Camp Area on Saturday: Approx. 2.0 hours from ABQ to Cuba/Los Pinos Trailhead
Camp Area Location: Los Pinos Trailhead
Trip Rating: Moderate, but the amount of mileage over a three day period, increases the intensity of this trip.
Trail Length: Approximately 25+ miles in three days.
Elevation Range: See Hike Description, varies daily
Expected Temps: 80s day, 40s night