Kachina Peak, the first peak on our journey. We started at the Williams Lake Trail Head and hiked up the ski slopes to the ridge off the right side of the photo.
Erik on the ridge above Taos Ski Area.
Looking up at Kachina Peak.
There were lots of Rams
At the top of Kachina Peak.
Our next goals are Lake Fork Peak (right) and Point 12818 (left).
Flags on top of Kachina Peak.
Looking at Gold Hill to the North.
Close up of Lake Fork Peak from Kachina Peak.
We encountered one of the cruxes of the day on our way to Lake Fork Peak. The going could have been easier, but we wanted to try and stay on the ridge as much as possible.
Approaching the top of Lake Fork Peak.
Huge wind shelter on Lake Fork Peak.
Looking to Point 12818
Point 12818 (right), Simpson Peak (very left), and Old Mike (back left)
Erik and the dogs doing a little scrambling. This is about the worst that it got.
Ridge line up Point 12818
One of the numerious lakes below the ridge line.
Erik checking out the big horn sheep fur.
Droping off Point 12818 on our way to Simpson Peak.
Lots of flowers everywhere
Checking out the great veiws
Final ridge line to Simpson Peak.
Old Mike from Simpson Peak
Wheeler from Simpson Peak
Wheeler Peak and flowers
Point 12818 from Wheeler.
Route as recorded by my GPS watch
Elevation profile. We did 5670 feet of ascending during this 11.1 mile long loop hike.