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WanderingEng  ·  295 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 28, 2018

I've more or less decided to try hiking up East Pecos Baldy. 12.5 miles and 2600' ascent would be a piece of cake at 4000'. At 12,500', we'll see. It's official trail all the way to the summit, but if I get pooped there's a fantastic alpine lake at the base of the mountain. It'd still be worth the trip.

If that goes well I may follow up with Truchas Peak, the second highest point in New Mexico. One way to the summit follows a lot of the same trail as East Pecos, so there would be fewer surprises on the longer expedition with that trip behind me.