About to start out on a loop run with Petra, Sean, and Dave. The plan was to run up to Trampas Lakes, then go up the ridge and out to Jicarilla Peak, and reurn via the Rio San Leonardo.
The trail going up along the Rio Trampas was very runnable.
The trees had a lot of moss on them.
Moss close up.
Looks like there was a lot of water flowing down the hillside. We cross severel of these channels.
Nice single track for running
Took about 1:20 to get to the lakes.
The water was nice and still making for good reflections.
Petra enjoying the views.
We planned to climb the grassy slopes in the center of the picture to gain the ridge.
Close up. I think we ended up going up the slope on the right.
Leaving the lake.
Scree then grass.
Looks rugged up here.
Getting close to the top.
A much needed break.
Looking back down on the Trampas Lakes.
Dave on the last steps to the ridge.
The Truchas Peaks
Making our way across the ridge
Petra with the Truchas in the background.
Sean and Dave on Sheepshead Peak. Jicarilla is at the end of the ridge line to the right.
Walking the ridge. There was some significant exposure along this section.
What a great day.
Rio Quemado Falls.
Video from on top of Sheepshead Peak.
Which way to Jicarilla Peak?
Checking out the summit register on Sheepshead Peak (12,696 feet).
San Leonardo Lakes.
Nice ridge over to Jicarilla Peak
Looking back at Sheepshead Peak.
Hidden Lake. We were going to take a side trip there, but could not find it.
Sean signing the summit register on Jicarilla Peak
Looking back along the ridge line that we just came across.
Look East at Jicarita Peak.
With a Carb Boom offering.
All smiles on top of Jicarilla Peak
The Budda is keep an eye on the Jemez.
On the way back across the ridge.
We descended down to the San Leonardo Lakes.
Down this gully.
About half way down.
Got just a little bit of light rain for a few minutes. Even so, it was a great day.
Petra found some raspberries!
Petra taking a picture of the gully we descended.
Lower lake. Next was a very runnable trail back to the car (about 4 miles).
We encountered this bee hive on the way back.
Cleaning up in the stream back at the trailhead. We did about 14.75 miles in 5 hours.