Middle Truchas Peak OverviewMiddle Truchas Peak is one of a cluster of 4 13,000 ft. peaks in the heart of the beautiful Pecos Wilderness of northern New Mexico at the southern end of the Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range. Because the saddle between it and South Truchas doesn't quite drop 300', it is not considered a seperate peak.
Medio Truchas Peak (13,060) Topozone CoordinatesMedio Truchas Peak is an unnamed peak on the USGS map located right in the middle of the 3 named Truchas Peaks. It is .5 miles north of South Truchas Peak, .3 miles east of Middle Truchas Peak and .9 miles south of North Truchas Peak. Because the saddle between it and South Truchas doesn't quite drop 300', it is not considered a seperate peak (New Mexico Highest List). Probably not distinct enough to be considered a separate mountain from the other Truchas Peaks, it is still a nice summit with 360 degree views of the Pecos Wilderness and the other Truchas Peaks. If you are making the traverse from South to North Truchas Peak you will pass over this summit. If you are making the traverse from South to Middle Truchas the summit is only slightly out of the way and well worth the effort.
[img:245379:aligncenter:medium:Middle (center) and Medio (left).]
I have heard some other local names for Medio Truchas Peak. I used Gerry Roaches name he used in his New Mexico Thirteeners List.