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seanoFrom Middle Truchas  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 9, 2014

seano

Dayhike via Rio Quemado. By far the hardest part was the snowshoe in to the cirque. 10h40 car-to-car. Trip report.
Posted Mar 10, 2014 4:55 pm

birdheadJack's Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 25, 2013

birdhead

Day hike from Jack's Creek trailhead with a few others from ABQ. Round trip time of around 12 hours at a very moderate pace. Lots of mountain goats!
Posted May 26, 2013 2:42 pm

benwoodtruchas via jack's creek  Sucess!

benwood

date is an estimateI got up at 3am to climb at got to watch the sunrise from the summit. wonderful experience
Posted Feb 14, 2012 3:31 pm

DonMartinTruchas South summit via UN 12 600 & Trailriders Wall from Jacks Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2011

DonMartin

Despite thunderstorms on all sides that day I chanced it from Jacks Creek. Pecos Baldy Lake in 2 hours; pretty hard to scale UN 12 600 & then back down & then up South Truchas. 4 hours 15 minutes to summit from Jacks Creek; never started raining until near Jacks Creek again. Total time (with breaks totaling about 1-1.5 hours) was 10 hours & 20 minutes; 24 miles.
Posted Jan 17, 2012 6:31 pm

jrosaySouth approach  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2011

jrosay

Magnificent short day hike from Pecos Baldy Lake.
I do not understand the reason (related to the season ?)
for recommending: ``About 2 miles beyond Trail Riders Wall, trail 251 runs into the eastern flank of Truchas Peak, from which the summit can be accessed'', while going straight on (over the bump), from Trail Riders Wall, is both easy and beautiful, and clearly much traveled. This (and I know a book that even recommends to go up to Truchas Lake before reaching the ridge!) can be confusing and may let people to fear some hidden difficulty on the obvious direct south approach.
Posted Sep 6, 2011 4:44 pm

Bezoar GoatGem  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 1, 2007

Bezoar Goat

Day tripping from Cowles.
Posted Mar 1, 2011 4:07 pm

wolfskinrosieMiddle/South Truchas solo  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2009
Hiked in from Jack's creek in one day to just below N. Truchas. Gained the ridge above the lake in thick clouds and started South over Middle. The wind cleared the skies while descending into the saddle, beautiful views from the top of S. Truchas, lots of bighorn sheep seen on the way down including a pretty habituated ram that the dog was excited about.
Posted Apr 23, 2010 7:28 pm

strudolyubovSouthern approach via Jack's Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2008

strudolyubov

Started at 6am from Jack's Creek TH. Hiked the standard route: TH-Pecos Baldy Lake-Trailriders Wall-South Ridge. Climbed South Ridge over UN 12,600. Summited at 10am (my 3rd summit since 2000) and went on to Medio Truchas. Hiked back over Truchas summit and returned to the car by 3pm. Great hike: perfect weather, great views!

10/17/2010: Came from Middle and Medio Truchas. Nice weather, gorgeous views.
Posted Jan 23, 2009 6:14 pm

scooter12gaEast side via Truchas Lakes  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2008

scooter12ga

Climbed via a grass chute south of the Truchas Lakes up to a SE ridge from Medio Truchas. Crossed a small snowfield near the Medio summit to a saddle on the North ridge of South Truchas. Ran face-to-face into a bighorn on the North ridge but otherwise had a great climb. Continued on to climb Middle (West) Truchas the same day and continued down the same route. No crowds at all, we saw about 5 other people the entire day.
Posted Jul 10, 2008 3:15 pm

MoapaPkAttacked by bighorns  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 1990

MoapaPk

Exact data is something of a guess.

Well, we were swarmed by bighorns. They didn't really attack, though one grabbed the salty-sweaty underarm of my T-shirt and began chewing.
Posted May 12, 2008 12:01 pm

AltitudeSicknessRoute Climbed: Southern Approach  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2003

AltitudeSickness

Spent the night on the trail after about 7-8 miles. Finished the hike to Truches Lake. Beautiful location. No one else around. The climb was relatively easy. Also did some fishing. No bites though. Tore up my right foot something fearsome. Had to super glue it back together and hike back out. It was a killer. Permanent nerve damage was the result.
Posted Dec 22, 2007 8:15 pm

weeds19Great trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2007

weeds19

I came in from Jack's Creek C.G. due to my transportation limitations (i.e. not a 4x4). The hike to Pecos Baldy lake is pretty mundane, but then the real scenery starts! I dropped off my overnight gear at the lake and then headed over trailriders wall toward Truchas. The going was surprisingly easy (I later realized that it was all downhill) along trailriders ridge and the route of Truchas was straightforward. There was a little bit of snow still on the peak, but just enough to make pretty pictures not impeded progress. After an hour on top I returned to Pecos Baldy lake for a night of camping, and hiked out the following morning.
Posted Jun 28, 2007 6:59 pm

lizrdboyWest Side  Sucess!

lizrdboy

Camped below the West side and headed straight up in the morning. Steep, grassy slopes gave way to steep, loose talus and finally the summit. My favorite mountain range in New Mexico.
Posted Feb 23, 2007 4:00 am

rioblanco13Route Climbed: Our own trail from Jose Vigil Lake  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2006

rioblanco13

Climbed as part of a 9th grade initiation 10 day backpacking trip into the Pecos Wilderness. Climbed up southwest ridge from Jose Vigil Lake.
Posted Sep 18, 2006 5:48 pm

swampclimber3 of the 4  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2005

swampclimber

Camped at Pecos Baldy Lake, climbed 3 of the 4 with my buddy rockrat2.
Posted Jul 4, 2006 6:30 pm

rockrat23 of the peaks in a day not including the small sub peak  Sucess!

rockrat2

Fun hike, some bushwacking but scenery was incredible. Went on to do all the Truchas peaks except the North (didn't have time). Fun, but not challenging.
Posted Jun 20, 2006 9:51 pm

jfrishmanIIIPerfect Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 13, 2006

jfrishmanIII

Climbed south ridge, summited at 9:30. Perfect weather, easy ascent. We descended via Medio Truchas' north ridge. there was a lot more snow below Truchas Lakes than I expected. The trails were very hard to follow, and we bushwacked most of the way back to Trailriders' Wall.
Posted May 16, 2006 1:14 am

tombaldwinRoute Climbed: Truchas Lakes Date Climbed: July 3, 2005  Sucess!

tombaldwin

Devin and I climbed South Truchas on day 3 of a 4-day backpacking trip out of Rio Medio. Even though it was the 4th of July weekend, there was only one other guy and a friendly herd of bighorn sheep on the mountain. No weather, no crowds: Absolutely perfect day. My (and also Devin's) first 13er, too.
Posted Dec 19, 2005 10:46 pm

skorpeoRoute Climbed: Rio Quemado Date Climbed: July 1998  Sucess!

skorpeo

I did all three with Bill Herbert in 1998 , I think. We were both living in Las Vegas , New Mexico at the time.

I believe we started at the Rio Quemado, there was an acequia that we walked along for a few miles. Doing all three from there took 12 hours.

At one of the summits we could both feel electricity on our fingertips so we descended a valley we did not come up. It added a couple of hours to our hike.

Bill said it was the best day hike he had ever done.
Posted Oct 18, 2005 11:10 am

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

Midlife Mountaineer

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

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