I'm looking at a retreat possibility in the vicinity of Questa for early fall.
I've hiked in the Pecos Wilderness several times, but not further north in the NM Sangres. Anyone with experience in these areas? Lobo Peak, Latir Mesa area, etc?
Is this terrain roughly comparable to the Pecos? Any significant differences? Any prime off-the-beaten-path camps to recommend? I'd likely want to take a few 1-2 night BPs as well as day hikes during my visit. Of course, I could always drive a couple hours up to the Crestone, CO area for A-list hikes/climbs, too.
Post by absarokanaut on May 26, 2020 7:52:32 GMT -8
More than half a lifetime ago I camped near Heart Lake and Baldy Cabin, hiked up Latir and Cabresto Peaks. While the area was wonderful it didn't inspire me to return many times like almost everywhere in Colorado's Sangres. I dayhiked Lobo Peak from Manzanita Canon. I started up Goose Creek and was going to camp at Goose Lake and hike Gold Hill but September Rains sent me dwon to Spence Hot Springs and I hiked McCauley, etc. In Colorado have you dayhiked West Spanish Peak? Cuatro and Maxwell? S. Zapata Lake? Lilly Lake? Backpacked Lake Como and climbed Blanca? I would not solo Winchell Lakes and do not know if there are current access issues but if you can find someone to do that rugged hike those lakes had fishing as fine as I've ever found anywhere in the high Rockies and like many Sangre Lakes absolutely spectacular. What about across La Valle in the South San Juan? Lake Alice and the Falls are awesome.Upper Conejos?
You have so much in both States, you're gonna have an awesome time!
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