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Midlife MountaineerRoute Climbed: Jack's Creek , Trailriders Wall , South ridge Date Climbed: July 14, 2005  Sucess!

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Beautiful day until I approached the summit when the storms moved in. I was too close to the finish line to turn back after six hours of hiking. I donned the rain gear and made the summit as the storm passed by to the east.
Posted Jul 15, 2005 3:35 pm

highadventure15Route Climbed: Jacks Creek/Trailriders Wall Date Climbed: June 30 2005  Sucess!
the views around these mountains are amazing (i.e. Truchas Lakes, Trailriders Wall, Skyline Trail) I summitted Middle Truchas and Truchas Peaks in one morning as a part of a larger backpacking trip, the climb isnt too strenuous but the reward is great
Posted Jul 4, 2005 12:05 pm

easleygoneRoute Climbed: Rio Quemado trail Date Climbed: Sept 1999  Sucess!
These Truches Peaks must be climbed from the West

through the beautiful basin that sits below them.

Plan to camp in the basin...there are many virgin camp

sites and few if any people. I went over the top of

Middle Truches along the ridge to South Truches.

I've climbed all over the Western U.S. and this one is

one of the best.
Posted Apr 2, 2005 2:23 am

sbkelleyRoute Climbed: Rio Medio Trailhead - Trailrider's Wall Date Climbed: August 2000  Sucess!


A few years ago, for my 16th birthday a bunch of my friends and I backpacked up to right below Trailrider's Wall and then climbed the peak the next day. Long trip! Believe it was something like 23 miles in 2 days, but definitely worth it.
Posted Jan 23, 2004 1:24 pm

surgentRoute Climbed: Southern Date Climbed: June 23, 2003  Sucess!


Wonderful hike. Started in pre-dawn at south trailhead and lugged packs to Pecos Baldy Lake, where we set up camp. Good weather prompted us to push for the summit the same day. Topped out at 3:30 pm (10 hours after starting, 12 miles o/w, nearly 5,000 feet of gain, including 90 minute break at Pecos Baldy Lake). Camped at Pecos Baldy Lake and hiked out the next morning.
Posted Aug 23, 2003 11:22 am

dsnellRoute Climbed: West/Middle Truchas Combo Date Climbed: September 1993


Climbed with James Harrison of Albuquerque. We camped at the trailhead and headed for the summit at about 9:30. We reached the summit of West Truchas Peak at about 12:30 and decided not to proceed toward Truchas Peak as the skies were beginning to get rather ominous. We descended and spent the night in the alpine below and were rained on the entire time.
Posted Aug 13, 2003 5:26 pm

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