I'm headed into Carson National Forest! Any advice would be much appreciated. I'm going to start north of Cowles and follow the Jacks Creek Trail to Pecos Baldy Lake and set up camp there on day 1. Day 2 my plan is to head to Truchas Peak via the Trailriders Wall and back to camp that afternoon. Day 3 is just hike out. It's basically following the plan this guy did but extended to three days: http://www.surgent.net/highpoints/nm/truchas.html
Alternately, if conditions warrant or if I'm struggling with the altitude (I've done mountain hiking but at lower elevations), I'll either do East Pecos Baldy on day 2 or just bum around the lake for the day.