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skilanglauf
schnee
1 day ago

schnee
16 days ago

My husband and I hiked/snowshoed this trail today and had a blast! We were first time snowshoers and were excited to have a fun, challenging hike. The Winsor part of the trail was hard packed and did not require snowshoes, however once we got on the Nambe lake trail, snowshoes were a necessity. With stops for photos and snacks we took 3 hours on the way up and 2 hours on the way down. The pink markers were very helpful in finding our way to Nambe lake.

skilanglauf
schnee
16 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
21 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
29 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
1 month ago

great trail! wish we had brought snow shoe, after about 2.5 miles snow shoe required.

wandern
schnee
1 month 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.

Trail is snowy but there is a nice compact route to follow without hitting deeper snow. Great for cross country skiing or snow shoeing right now too!

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.

The Rangers do an exceptional job of keeping this trail well-maintained so that it’s not sketchy. It’s a great trail if you are beginning to train for fitness at altitude. I wouldn’t recommend bringing children on this trail as there are some steep drop offs next to narrow trails.

Three stars for the recommendation as a cross country ski trail. The portion of this track on the east/northeast side of the Sandia Crest Trail and all connecting trails make the best collection of cross country trails in the area. I've hiked the La Luz Trail many times, but have never attempted to ski the upper portion. The drop offs and steep slopes to the west/southwest (W/SW) of the hiking trail on the west side on the ridge are too risky to include this section as a ski trail. Spikes and snow shoes may be better option for the W/SW side of the route shown. HINT: Notice the spacing on the contour lines on the W/SW side?

wandern
eisig
schnee
2 months ago

Beautiful hike today. Definitely steep and technical the last two miles, especially due to the snow and some ice. The last mile or so had pink ribbons along the trail, which really helped as the trail was often difficult to see. Good advice from other posters to stay near the creek which is fed by Nambe Lake. Worth the hike.

schnee
2 months ago

Hike is pretty easy for about the first 2 and half or so miles. Then the climb begins. I did this hike today and there was quite a bit of packed down snow making it very slippery. The lake was also frozen, well worth the effort tho! There is pink markers leading the way once you cross the river at the top of Windsor. If you follow them navagiton will be a breeze!

wandern
schlammig
schnee
2 months ago

Completed the loop in early November, which admittedly may not be the best time for this one. The views of Angel Fire, Eagle Nest Lake and Wheeler are the same as those along 64. The trail may be stunning when the aspens are changing, but otherwise it’s absent of significant water features or summit views and is mostly a forest road used for trail rides. Hiking clockwise, the climb is relatively gentle if long. The trail gets a little confusing toward the end as it cross-crosses forest roads, but not hard to find if you follow the app.

wandern
eisig
schnee
2 months ago

Absolutely beautiful and well worth the trek!! We did this as a day hike in just under 8 hours. Felt the altitude big time (we’re from Rhode Island) so I’m sure seasoned hikers in the area can do this in less time if needed. Started at Winsor trailhead by Ski Santa Fe. We took route 254 to 251 to 242. Well marked signs until the Baldy/Lake split. At the split go right. There was a lot of snow on the ridge going down to the lake after the split. It made the path on the ridge very narrow and a little scary but it was ok taking it slow in baby steps. Rock forms helped us get to the lake from there. Every mile of it was beautiful from the views to the birch trees to the animal tracks in the snow!

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