San Gregorio Lake Hike – 08/01/2018

‘Tis summer, hot in the “low lands”.  San Pedro Parks beckons us, to it’s higher elevation and forested landscape.  Having hiked here with Jay two years ago, I’ve looked forward to returning with Pat. 

The Hike

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‘Tis much as I described in that earlier BLOG post – an easy trail, wide without much elevation change.  I didn’t recall that there is so much downfall – downed trees all along the trail in this part of the Parks.  We did look about for camping sites for possible future (short) backpacking; one of the first sites we came upon is, unfortunately, within the No Camping boundary around the lake.  There is an open meadow where we turned around that looked appealing.  And I’ve read that San Pedro Parks is great for camping.  This was a most pleasant hike, so pleased to come here with Pat. 

Statistics

Total Distance:  4.8 miles
Elevation: start  9,223 ft, maximum  9,620 ft,  minimum  9,223 ft
Gross gain:  397 ft.  Aggregate ascending  778 ft, descending  784 ft
Maximum slope: 25% ascending, 23% descending, 5% average
Duration: 4:26

GPS Track Files for Download
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I urge you to explore our hiking tracks with Google Earth. With the virtual 3-dimensional presentation, achieved by panning and tilting the view, you can get a much better idea of the hikes and terrain than you can get from the 2-dimensional screenshot above. For assistance: Using Google Earth Track Files.
 

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Hikes in San Pedro Parks

References

USDA Forest Service: Vacas Trail/San Gregorio Lake Trailhead #51
ASCHG: San Gregorio Reservoir Long Hike
Hiking in New Mexico: San Gregorio Hike – 08/20/2017
ondafringe: Backpacking: San Pedro Parks Wilderness
Wilderness Connect: San Pedro Parks Wilderness
AllTrails: San Pedro Parks Trail
Summit Post: San Pedro Parks Wilderness

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