Wednesday, June 21, 2017
On to Santa Fe and Lake Peak
After leaving ABQ we headed to Santa Fe. We are doing out first big hike up to Lake Peak.
This is our first big hike at altitude so we feel like we are going slow and hard.
The eventual peak is over 12K feet. for the most part the trail is pretty smooth.
Even late into June there were still some large patches of snow under the cover of the trees. But it wasn't too deep or steep so crossing them were fine.
In this picture you can see the lake of lake peak.
There were 2 ways to get over there. One was very exposed, rocky and narrow. The other dipped down a bit and was a little easier.
Seeing as this was the rare hike Tucker was allowed on we took the easier way. He has a way of de-stabilizing the person holding his leash and we didn't need to make the hike any harder.
For our first hike at altitude it went pretty smoothly. I don't think we felt any altitude related issues.