Here is where we went today. From down near Aspen Basin, we went up the Windsor trail (254) to a trail that went to SF Baldy, then followed north along the ridge line to Redondo Peak. Bill, Steve, Deb and Tucker decided to turn around midway between Baldy and Redondo and sit up on Baldy out of the wind and enjoyed an orange drink and piece of pizza. We were above 10,000' all day and at least 2 hours above 12,000'. This was our last long run for the San Juan Solstice 50 mile in 2 weeks.
Getting ready (about 9am)...
Jason Halladay, Bill Giest, David Coblentz and Deb do their warmups...
Bill "Mr. Excitement". We have to hold him back.
...and off the fast boys go!
Wait a minute! Kris Kern (blue shorts) and his pooches are coming down, so we stop to chat a bit. They started at 6am...
Through the gate along the Winsor Trail...we were going to go right along Raven's Ridge, but there was too much snow.
Santa Fe Baldy...only about 2500' up!
Nice views along the way. It was overcast and cool...
Baldy again, we're a bit closer and there's mucho snow up there.
We take a left here...good thing we're not stock.
Deb and Tucker going up a nice hilly trail.
Guess who? Deb insisted....
Looking East into the Pecos valley.
Gittin' cold and windy!
Looking back at the trail we came up.
Here we are in the snow looking up at the summit.
Deb coming up behind me having a blast!
This turned out to be great Hardrock training...
Another view East.
We went out to look at Redondo and made the decision to turn around with some weather coming in.
David and Jason had already gone ahead to Redondo Peak.
(Deb's still having fun)
Looking West towards Los Alamos and our home in the Jemez Mountains on the distant horizon. Notice the storm moving in, we're getting down fast!
Looking down at a frozen Lake Katherine.
Deb coming down the snowfield.
Looking down East towards the Lake Katherine area. Nice glissading snowfield! (but then we'd have to climb back up) ;-)
Tucker dangerously close to the edge that he chased a marmot to.
One of the stream crossings. Lots of water up here with the snow melt...they aren't used to this in New Mexico.
Deb cleaning a cut on her finger...
What Bill, David and Jason did to our truck before they left, while we were still out on the trail. These are Jemez 50 course markers that I really didn't want to ever see again after removing thousands of them a couple of weeks ago from the course. Thanks guys, great day!