|Peak:||Rio Grande Pyramid (13er)|
|Route:||Rincon La Vaca|
|Date of Info:||06/22/2012|
Very smoky from the Little Sand Fire but no snow except for a few steps between RGP and the window. Camped along the Rincon La Vaca trail and attempted to follow that route per Roach's 13ers book. Appears that the trail has been moved or I have an old version of the book. At 4.5 miles up the Rincon LaVaca trail we were above 12,200’. It then says to hike 1.3 miles up the Opal Lake trail to 12,200’. Not seeing a junction, we continued to Opal Lake, saw a trail in the distance and headed a bit back down, then x-country to it. It was a good trail for accessing the Window, but involved a lot of rock-hopping-balancing to get to RGP.
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