The clouds begin to break as we begin the approach hike to No Fish Lake.
dew soaked columbine along the trail
A very muddy Nina stops to smell something interesting.
Chimayosos comes into view.
The following morning, we started the day with North Truchas, seen above us here.
at the saddle between Chimayosos and North Truchas
looking to the southeast
From the summit of North Truchas, the flanks of Middle Truchas and South Truchas loom in the distance.
Sarah, Nina, and I parted ways with Matt and Alicia and made our way to Middle Truchas.
Nina isn't phased by the exposure.
Nina is eager to greet a big horn sheep along the ridge.
"None shall pass."
looking back at the crux of the traverse
lots of fun scrambling to be had
almost to the unnamed peak between Middle and South Truchas
at the top, with Middle Truchas in the background
Andy and Nina make the final push up to Middle Truchas.
Andy and Niina pose on the summit of Middle Truchas with unnamed Truchas and South Truchas in the background.
perfect frame for South Truchas
summit view from South Truchas: Pecos Baldy and East Pecos Baldy in the foreground, Santa Fe Baldy in the distance
making a rapid descent off South Truchas as the storm clouds build above us and Joe Vigil Lake waits below us
Once back at camp, we had a lazy evening and enjoyed the sunset on the broad shoulders of Chimayosos.
North Truchas hangs on to the day's last few rays of light.