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skilanglauf
schnee
13 days ago

State Highpoint #15 for me and possibly my favorite one to date. Pictures posted... just wow. My parents (65 and 60 years old) did this with me with minimal training back home in Pennsylvania beforehand. We got great weather and were able to take it slow. Round trip was about 8 hours (about 5 up and 3 down).

Dec 31. Snow is still very fluffy and deep. I skinned on my splitboard most of the way up. There was no ski track to the summit. The summit did not look enjoyable to ski, as it was too rocky. Deep snow below tree line gave way to a thin snowpack due to wind sweeping. Avalanche risk seemed minimal at the time. No signs of bad snow on western faces. Northern and Eastern faces seemed more windloaded. Good snow. Fun trail. Fantastic views. If you are looking to do this, you’ll need snowshoes or skis.

on Cerro La Jara Loop Trail

wandern
18 days ago

Loved this trail in the snow today! My husband, dog, and I headed out from Albuquerque for a snowy New Year's Day adventure. The loop begins right by the visitor's center. After talking with a ranger, we opted to do it with just our hiking boots - no snowshoes. That was a good decision, as the snow is very well packed. I can't imagine snowshoes being necessary or even helpful until the next significant snowfall. This distance assumes you go around the loop twice; it's close to a 1.5 mile loop. We started around 9:30 AM and were the first people out. Many more people were arriving by the time we finished. The scenery is so pretty with the snow. Definitely recommended!

Climbed on Christmas day from Bavarian restaurant (4x4 access only) fresh snow and trail covered. Definitely need snowshoes/skins and splitboard/skis. the snow was 1.5meters deep in some areas. Fairly easy to get to the lake however from the lake to the summit is quite difficult. There is no discernable trail until one reaches the wind swept face above the treeline so until then you must make your own track through the wash or trees and the snow is often more than one meter deep. Once above the treeline the wind will be very strong you can pick out the zig-zag of the trail if you get a clear view. At the summit expect serious winds, the wind was strong enough to blow me over but I used my piolet to steady myself. Some break in the clouds provided a brief view. I brought my snowboard so I had a nice ride down and also saved a lot of time. On the ride down do not worry too much about the trail just keep left towards the ski lifts and you will intersect the trail. Good Luck

wandern
abseits des Weges
schnee
26 days ago

Did this trail on December 20, 2019. A LOT OF SNOW! There is a pretty well defined path up to the Williams Lake, pretty packed snow on the path. There are some places where you go into the snow knee high, but not too many. The real struggle is after the fork Williams Lake/ Wheeler Peak. The snow is not packed there, some places waist high. It is impassible without snow shoes. The path there is off trail, and if you follow it (as did I), you will end up in the valley (approx 12k ft) where it ends (probably it is where people give up and turn around). I chose to go up and a little to the right, and ended up on the Mt. Walter. From the top of Mt. Walter you will see the Wheeler Peak, and you can hike on the ridge. Very windy on top, protect your face from frostbite. I wouldn’t make it without snowshoes, waterproof pants, mittens, sunscreen, sunglasses, warm socks and a good jacket. Bring snacks that don’t freeze and take your water in thermos (my water bottles froze). Start early. Good luck! The trail is so beautiful!

schneeschuhwandern
schnee
28 days ago

wandern
eisig
schnee
scrambling
steinig
1 month ago

Climbed Wheeler on 12/7/2019. First off - if you do not have four wheel drive or chains, you are not making it to the trailhead by the Bavarian Restaurant - it will add 4 miles to your trek, starting from the Taos ski parking lot (or you can do the Bull of the Woods trail - 16 miles round trip). Winter conditions - 3 feet of snow came in 1 week ago and another 3-4 inches several days before we climbed. We snowshoed the whole way - trailhead to peak ridge - if you try in these conditions without snowshoes, you are not going to make it. Winds were approximately 60 mph sustained at the top - zero visibility.

Attempted to catch the summit on 11/24. Hike to the lake was packed down snow, but not well marked. Where the trail splits to go either up to the summit or to the lake, we took a right to go up to the summit and there was at least 8inches of powdery snow and no trail marked out. We used the AllTrails map to get to about 11,400 ft but after blazing the trail through 8inches-4ft of snow in some of the drifts, we were exhausted and wanted to be sure we left enough time to get down before sundown so we turned around. We’ll be back another time to catch the summit.

wandern
eisig
schnee
2 months ago

I did this hike for sunset yesterday October 29th. Below the treeline there is about 2-5in of snow, and above the treeline its a mix of deep drifts, ice and bare rock. I'd recommend boots, gaiters and Micro Spikes. Took 4hrs round trip and sunset at the top was really pretty.

Great trail. Easy and quick. The Visitor’s Center has an informative guide you can take with you.

wandern
schnee
steinig
2 months ago

Great weather to summit yesterday, although a little windy up top. The trail is well marked, but a little difficult to navigate on the rock face below summit. The last hour & a half (2 miles?) on the rock face is very, very steep! We made the whole trip in 4.5 hours with a few ample breaks. All trails says 7.9 miles, but our phones recorded 11 miles including the little lake detour. Warning: when we arrived at the parking lot around 11am, 2 cars were broken into

We hiked this on Oct 23. First part of trail to Williams Lake is through construction at Taos Ski area, we found a new trail that went around construction but wasn't marked well so was a little confusing. After you get through ski are construction trail to lake is easy. We continued on to Wheeler Peak, took total of 3.5 hours to reach peak. Last mile to summit was tough and it was very cold and some wind. Beautiful views once you are past lake for entire hike. Lots if rock fields to cross during last couple of miles. Views at top are amazing and worth the effort to reach the peak. My All Trails quit recording for some reason, my husband's Fit But recorded 11 miles round trip. I think it is definitely longer than the All Trails description of 7.9 miles. Our doggie loved the hike, no water after you leave lake area.

wandern
2 months ago

Perfect day for a hike. The trail was in perfect condition. Autumn colors were gorgeous. 5 deer bounded across the clearing. We even saw a tiny "horny toad" at the top of the mountain.

We hiked to the summit this afternoon. Started from the lake at 11:15 and back to the car by 2:45. Shortly after leaving the lake, there was some snow shower that got heavier as we approached the peak. Conditions at the peak were pretty rough, 50mph winds and hard pelting snow, but it was well worth it. The conditions improved rapidly as we descended. The views between the lake and the summit were incredible, and trail is smooth other than a few rock fields that must be crossed.

wandern
3 months ago

Beautiful hike through thick Aspen groves. Aspens are just past peak but still plenty of color :)

Great trail, warm at the top today! Well marked and well kept!

We went up this way to the summit of Wheeler Peak. It was by no means easy and we rested multiple times. Time up was 3.5 hours. But the views from the top were worth the hike, it was incredible! We took Bull of the Woods trail on the way back and though the views early in the trail were awesome the 7.5 miles really started to drag and it took almost 4 hours back that way. Wouldn't recommend adding it to your day unless you really, really want too.

10-14-19 Good workout. A few places to stop and enjoy some awesome views of Angel Fire and the Moreno Valley. The top half gets Steep. The lift was closed so we walked down. Took about 5 hours total including time spent at the top.

wandern
3 months ago

good trail with lots of Aspen trees.

This is a pretty difficult hike. Spirits were good at the top even though fun level quickly went from 1 at Williams lake to a 4 because of the wind and the rocks and the steep ass climb. We had a lovely snack at the top and then boogied down and by the time we got down to the bottom we were just dead, but nothing that some hearty food at the Bavarian cant fix! Take layers and snacks and be ready for some ass kicking.

Dirt road to the trailhead and up to 6% grade, loose gravel, recommend 4x4. The hike to the lake is about 2 miles and a gradual climb through the beautiful wilderness. The hike up the summit was another 2 miles and was pretty difficult but totally worth it! very windy at the top, pack layers and gloves and bring hiking poles. No snow, very little mud, trail conditions were great. Our dog completed the hike with us. took us about 5 hours total.

Was very tough for a fat boy, but I made it! Very windy at the top and I went down the backside. Saw one of the most impressive things I’ve ever seen, I believe it is the guy that wrote the review below this one. But he had a 4 year old and a seven year old with him. They are gaining on me the whole way up the mountain. Very cool!

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