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Adventure Addict in love with life coming soon to a high pass near you! I'm training myself mentally and physically for a solo trekking trip to the Himalayas at the end of May, 2010. My trip starts in Delhi India then onwards and upwards to Kashmir and the Pakistan border. From there I follow the northern route across India below the Afghanistan border and across all the highest mountain passes: Khardung La, Rhotang La and Marsimik La touching the Tibet/Chinese border. I will stop to pay my respects to the Dalai Lama in Daramsala and summit Stok Kangri. I will dive the cold waters of Pangong Tso; a high altitude lake that surpass adjectives describing beauty. My journey to the roof of the world has been on my bucket list for a very long time and is now finally becoming reality as the countdown begins to May 27, 2010. I'm still working on my route and itinerary so will post that at the earliest for you to follow along. I'm smiling big...can you tell? Update: Journey completed and Travel Log has begun. Please click on Roxxi in the Himalayas under Roxxi's World on the right hand side for stories, photos and comments. Om Mani Padme Hum

Monday, April 12, 2010

Epic 12 Mile Slog up Aspen Vista Trail

Wah...Another beautiful weekend here in Santa Fe so of course I was up I the mountains. I did not get much trekking done on Saturday due to a stomach cramp so I hung out to take pics of the sunset then drove home. Coming down the mountain I almost hit a bunch of deer all over the road. It was quite dark by then and I had my highbeams on...thank goodness.

Yesterday's trek, (Sunday) was a killer one up Aspen Vista Trail to Tesuque Peak which is the backside of the ski valley. BTW it is also the highest elevation sumit trail in this area. Though it is only 12 miles round trip with top elevation at 12,045 feet, this has to be the toughest Snow Trek to date! This trail if definitely Skiers and Snow Shoes only! There were areas when I was sunk in snow up past my knee up to my thigh and it was hard getting out with 40 lbs on my back. Having the trekking poles were a lifesaver! Every other step was torture but I didn't give up. I really have to get a set of snowshoes...I cannot do another trek this way. I was agai the last one down the mountain and barely made it to the parking lot by 7:39 PM..even the sun had beat me setting it's last rays while I was still slogging in kneedeep slush of four feet of melting snow. 
OK nuff whining here are the pics from yesterday's snow adventures.


1 comment:

  1. Great Post. Thanks for sharing such information. The images are really beautiful.