May 2, 2012 at 11:12 am #1289454
Thinking of doing a loop again in the Pecos over Mem Day Weekend.
How are the snow conditions in the Pecos? I know Colorado is very low this year in general not sure about Northern NM. Also not sure how significant the fire damage was?
My tentative plan is to take in the Trail Riders wall.
I could probably Google the info, but first hand info and advice is always more valuable. :)
thanks!May 2, 2012 at 7:43 pm #1873772
I was out around Jack's Creek last weekend. Pretty snow free until I hit the creek, then lots of postholing the closer you get to Pecos Baldy Lake. A few inches of snow actually fell overnight, but cleared up pretty fast. Can't speak as to the conditions in the rest of the area, but I think the higher elevations will be accessible pretty early.May 2, 2012 at 8:45 pm #1873817
Pretty big snow year in northern NM. Not sure how the temps are running now. I hope I'm up there in the next few weeks to check.May 10, 2012 at 4:10 pm #1876397
Eskes is calling…need another green chile beer! :)
Being serious, I just fell in love with the Pecos and would love to go back.
We'll see!May 12, 2012 at 6:52 pm #1877061
I'll be out there again for a few days next week…will update post trip.May 13, 2012 at 7:00 pm #1877359
I was just discussing with my better half plans for Mem Day weekend. The Pecos is calling again…May 19, 2012 at 6:51 am #1879199
Just did a ~40 mile overnight out there…I wasn't in the trailriders wall area so can't comment on that, but can give some info. Went in at the ski basin and was as far north/east as horsethief meadows. Trail below 11k was generally snow free with a few snow drifts here and there. Wandered up towards Lake Katherine and as expected lots of postholing at 11.5k. Ran into some others out there who said the Pecos Baldy Lake area was pretty clear of snow. From the few views I had, the northern part of the Pecos looked pretty bare.May 19, 2012 at 6:10 pm #1879341
Thanks for the info. Gives me some ideas for sure. Think I am heading back next weekend!
Green chile' beer..here I come. :)May 20, 2012 at 6:11 am #1879413
@leighbLocale: Northeast Texas Pineywoods
Would like to hear about it if you go; we're heading up June 10th! :)Jun 2, 2012 at 1:51 pm #1883330
@docbackpackerLocale: Midwestern United States
I'm interested, too, as I'm planning to enter the Pecos Wilderness on June 13 or 14!Jun 2, 2012 at 7:20 pm #1883406
I just posted a trip report a few days back… :)
It is here if you are curious:
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