June 13, 2015
I leave the town of Questa at about 7:30 am, aiming to get up and over Wheeler Peak, the tallest point in New Mexico at 13,000 feet.
The summit is 20 miles away but I still manage to throwback a couple beers at Taos Ski Valley. Thanks to Leah and the young handsome surgeon doctor at the Cantina for hookin a gal up!
From Taos, it’s a steep 5 mile climb to the summit. Since Ghost Ranch I’ve dealt with a Giardia issue and haven’t been eating as much, so I feel pretty winded by the climb.
A cold wind is blowin tough, but I’m still in my shorts, dontstoptilthetop.
We get to the top at about 7 pm and Kyle doesn’t have a headlamp and I’m freezing, so we take a quick photo and descend. Kyle lets out a Hoo! waving goodbye.