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Latir Peak Loop - Day Hike

Sun, 2023-08-27
Jeff Click
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Are dogs allowed?: 

Wheeler Peak is going to be closed on 8/27 for tribal and cultural purposes. A big thank you to Tim Rennick for letting me know. As a result, I have cancelled the Wheeler Peak trip and I am scheduling this hike to Latir Peak as an alternative.

This is the second in a series of summit hikes to peaks in our local Sangre de Christo range. We will hike via the Latir Peak loop trail to the summit of Latir Peak. The trailhead starts at Cabresto Lake. We will hike to Heart Lake and then on to the summit of Latir Peak. We will return via the western portion of the loop trail. This will be a strenuous hike of ~14 miles with 3,750 feet of elevation gain. Some of the faster members of the group may choose to add on Venado Peak after Latir.

We will need to get an early start to avoid afternoon thunderstorms. If the weather forecast looks bad, I will contact those that have signed up with alternate arrangements. Bring plenty of water, snacks, lunch, sunscreen, sunhat, hiking poles (if you use them), rain gear and layered clothing options including warm hat, gloves, jacket, etc. Temperatures can be quite chilly at the summit. Be prepared for a full day. Views from the summit are beautiful. They include Culebra, the Valle Vidal Grant, Wheeler and Kachina Peaks, Ute Mountain, etc. We will likely grab dinner in Taos after the hike. If you are interested in joining, please contact the trip leader.

If you would be interested in doing this trip as a weekend backpack and a meetup at Heart lake, please discuss this option with the trip leader.

Dog are allowed only if the owner is able to drive to the TH, there is adequate room in the vehicle and there are no concerns by other trip participants.

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