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Backpacking Trip to Pecos Baldy Lake & the Summit of East Pecos Baldy

Pecos Baldy Lake and Summit East Pecos Baldy The trip is a longer and steeper trip than most, and should be considered as strenuous. Pecos Baldy Lake is a great spot with Bighorn Sheep in the area. For the hardy there is a one-hour climb from the lake to the summit of 12,550 ft East Pecos Mountain. Trip Dates June 5 & 6 Drive time to Trailhead 2 ½ hours Camping area for the first night Jack’s Creek Campground, there will be a $10.00 per car fee for overnight camping here. All people attending must be to Jacks Creek Campground by 9 pm because the gate closes for the night. Fire pits with grills, pit toilets, and water is available. The trailhead is located in the horse coral area and has a enforced parking fee of $2.00 per day at the trailhead. Tailgate dinner, and get-together by the campfire is planned, so bring your favorite drinks and marshmallows. Firewood is appreciated. Driving Directions Take I-25 east from Santa Fe, New Mexico, and travel approximately 18 miles and take the Glorieta/Pecos exit. Take State Hwy. 50 to Pecos, approximately 5 miles. (The area around Pecos is known to be a speed trap) At four-way stop, turn left onto State Hwy. 63. Travel north on State Hwy. 63 to the Jack's Creek Campground area. Please Note: Anyone attending our trips must have a signed Waiver and Release form on file with us. This waiver covers all trips and activities for 2010, 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. Dogs Allowed/Restrictions Our dogs must remain on leashes while we're at the campground. Trip Rating: strenuous Trail Information Start Altitude 8953 feet Camp Altitude 10,628 feet at 4.0 miles Pecos Baldy Lake 11,449 feet at 5.75 miles Top of East Pecos Baldy 12,530 feet at 6.75 miles Total Mileage 14 miles Expected Temperatures Highs in the 70’s lows in the 40’s RSVP Limit: Only 15 members (including guests) Assistant Organizer Rick Schneck E-Mail [masked]

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I had to bail on this trip last minute. I work in the field and unfortunately can't always control my schedule.

    June 7, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was my first trip with the meet-up group. I enjoyed myself to the fullest, everyone was pleasent to each other and very considerate. Pecos Baldy Lake is a very nice area, I had been here before, but never toting my own gear. I am very thankful for the experiance.

    June 7, 2010

  • Efrain V.

    I'm willing to carpool with anyone.

    June 3, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi,

    Does anyone have room for carpooling for the Pecos trip this weekend? Or, does anyone want to carpool in my car? Either way I am happy to share driving and gas responsibilities. I live in Albuquerque. Thanks and see you tomorrow!

    June 3, 2010

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