Route Climbed: Rio Medio Trailhead - Trailrider's Wall Date Climbed: August 2000
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.
Route Climbed: Southern Date Climbed: June 23, 2003
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.
Route 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.