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This article originally appeared in 2009 Heading For Truchas Lakes This ledge was narrow, dark and steep….hhmmm wonder what poem that snippet comes from. It does seem to fit the situation. I’m standing on what I think is probably the northern edge of the Truchas Peaks ridge. I headed up a tiny saddle south of North Truchas Peak. Middle and North Truchas Peaks are starring right at me, I’ll need to cross over and down to Truchas Lakes before I’ll … Read More
Winter is just around the corner, but the weather is gorgeous right now. These mild but warm temps are sure to give way to winter soon, so now is the time to enjoy the outdoors in all its glory. Surrounding Santa Fe are myriad outdoor activities available on the extensive BLM lands and national forests waiting to be explored. Whatever your interests, these beautifully dramatic and diverse landscapes will satisfy your appetite for wide open spaces. Here is a sampling: … Read More
I don’t remember exactly when Truchas Peak first got its hooks in me, just that it was early in my life. On frequent trips to Taos, I remember begging my father from the backseat to take the highroad home to Santa Fe, especially in winter, so I could stare at the peak bathing in the pink last rays of daylight. I also remember learning that trucha meant trout in Spanish, and, being a trout geek, I thought it the coolest … Read More