Pecos Wilderness January

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Pecos Wilderness January

by silpisayz » Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:16 pm

Hi Everyone,

I’m going to be in Santa Fe and thinking of doing snowshoeing in Pecos starting from Aspen Basin for a few days.

Has anyone done snowshoeing with camping in January? I’m aware of the cold temperatures. I’m more wondering about any stream crossings, exposed areas etc. like things I should watch out for.

I’m not planning to summit(sorry), will mostly stay on trails. Maybe hike to some lakes and back. Out and back for a few days.

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Re: Pecos Wilderness January

by seano » Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:10 pm

I've never camped out there, but I've seen others camping in tents and occasionally snow caves. The Windsor Trail to Santa Fe Baldy is a popular snowshoe, though you'll have to break trail if you go anywhere else. There are a couple stream crossings, but they're not a big deal. About the only exposure you'll find is the Skyline near Lake Peak.

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Re: Pecos Wilderness January

by silpisayz » Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:06 pm

Thank you seano. I don’t think I’ll be heading to lake peak. So, I should be ok.

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Re: Pecos Wilderness January

by silpisayz » Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:18 pm

Hi Everyone,

I safely made it and returned.

The camp site at the base of the ski resort is completely filled with snow and unless you were willing to spend a few hours making camp, it is almost impossible to camp there.

Winsor trail was pretty packed atleast till skyline cut out. Didn’t go past it.

Deception peak ridge trail was also in good condition.

Thanks for your replies and helping me make this trip.

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