Past Meetup

Truchas Lake/Peaks in the Pecos Wilderness (Santa Fe Natl Forest) [backpacking]

This Meetup is past

5 people went

Location image of event venue

Details

Re-schedule of the trip we were supposed to do Memorial Day this year.

We are leaving Las Cruces 9:00am Friday. (For safety reasons, the cars not going to be on the road will be parked at Yubao's driveway. And that will be coordinated Friday morning after the group met at Milagros Saturday.) And we will have ample time to set up tents and get dinner and relax. The hike starts Saturday morning at 7:00 am, and will end Monday whenever it ends and come back at Las Cruces. Anybody who cannot get Friday off may catch up with us at trail head at 7:00 am Saturday morning. Details please contact Samat if you do intend to join us.

We are doing the Truchas Peak, southern approach route:

• Truchas Peak (http://www.summitpost.org/truchas-peak-aka-south-truchas-peak/151757): 2nd highest peak (by prominence) in NM. We will bag Pecos Baldy/East Pecos Baldy Peaks along the way.

All the time we will be in high altitude (10,000 ft+) and it will drop to freezing at night (something I found out the hard way): bring spring/winter backpacking gear, it is not summer up there. There will be snow drifts we will have to wade through or walk around (hopefully not much) and a lot of mud.