sanjuanmtneer wrote:Also am interested in joining a group going to the 13ers around Culebra (I haven't done any there), next year. I want to do those with permission from the land owner(s), I respect their rights.
Sangre De Cristo (18)
16 13ers around Culebra (Culebra, El Valle & Trinchera quads)
I'm guessing there are a bunch of us who would also like to do these the legal way as well. Please keep me in the loop for these.
As to the rest of your list, many are on mine as well (esp in the SJ's), but the season is quickly ending!
For the northern Cielo Vista ranch peaks, I organized a trip through the ranch on those in 2011 working directly with Mr Hill. I think I saved all the emails and when you are ready to plan let me know if you need any help. Their property ends just north of Whiskey Pass, so DeAnza and Mariquita are on a different property.
Our trip was $200, camped on the ranch Saturday night, drove up to below Whiskey Pass in the AM and left the keys with our cars. Carlos (no longer with the ranch) and some ranch hands came up and moved our cars to our finish trailhead at Carneros Creek. We climbed 5 ranked 13ers, 1 unranked, and 2 ranked 12ers. Furthermore did the TR I believe.
I was also on a trip for Vermejo/Alamosito/Purgatoire in I believe 2009. They subsequently have allowed a few other trips, and actually changed the route on those. I believe Furthermore again has a TR, I have one too but with the "old" route. That was $150 for the trio as a day climb.
They have a different person managing the ranch now, but hopefully they will continue to be open to setting up hiking trips for the peaks other than Culebra and Red. If people need any help with planning, let me know and I will gladly pass along my notes and the route information from our trips for coordinating access with the ranch.
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