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Carrizo PeakSoutheast, NM
Southeast, NM
Hiking avatar Nov 28 2013
Jim_H
Hiking10.00 Miles 2,765 AEG
Hiking10.00 Miles   5 Hrs   10 Mns   1.94 mph
2,765 ft AEG8 LBS Pack
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On the one hand I wish I had a dry trail, and I wished I had done this earlier. On the other, the clear, calm winter air and the snow on the Sangre De Cristos meant I could see from Ski Apache to Ski Sante Fe, from Organ Peak and Organ Needle, to Sante Fe Baldy, and the prairies to the east, the Magdalena Mountains to the west, and a bunch of other things.

The recent snow was still present, but I got to have some fun using my vehicle. Early on it was fine on the trail, but entering the darker areas the snow was deepening to almost 6 inches at time. So, my shoes got wet. I followed bear tracks for a while, as they seemed to be familiar with the trail, but when they left the trail I was still able to find the correct path, even if I had to look closely a number of times. Snow did make it harder to see the trail, but it was really the slip and slide nature of it that I wasn't loving. I fell a few times on the rock coming down.

I had to hunt for specific features on the horizon on the summit, but I was able to see the Sangres. Something I wanted. I haven't seen that far in a couple of years. Going down went far faster than up, which was good as the temperature was falling.

This was the hike that got me over 300,000' of AEG for 2013.
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