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Backpacking: San Pedro Parks Wilderness ~ Cuba, New Mexico, USA

Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Overnight backing trip to the San Pedro Parks Wilderness (SPPW) near Cuba, New Mexico. Hiked three trails: the Vacas Trail (#51), Damian Trail (#436), and the Palomas Trail (#50).

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Backpacking: San Pedro Parks Wilderness ~ Santa Fe National Forest ~ Cuba, New Mexico, USA

June 20-21, 2012

Yes, the date above is correct. It’s been almost a year since this trip and I’m just now getting this up! 🙂

Went on my first backpacking trip into the San Pedro Parks Wilderness (SPPW), which is ENE of Cuba, New Mexico. I chose the SPPW for my first backpacking experience because the elevation gain of about 1,000 feet comes in small chunks at minor grades, and water is plentiful. Since I’m not a big guy and I have a screw in my right ankle, I wanted to test myself wearing a heavier pack without having to do a lot of climbing and without having to carry more than a liter of water at at time. For this first trip, we decided on 2 days and 1 night.

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Day Hike: Penas Negras / Perchas / Palomas Trails Loop ~ San Pedro Parks Wilderness ~ New Mexico, USA

Thursday, June 14th., was my first hike into the San Pedro Parks Wilderness (SPPW), although I did some snowshoeing near there this past winter. The SPPW is where I will make my first backpacking trip, planned for next week, so I was really looking forward to this hike.

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Making Plans for My First Backpacking Trip

A friend and I are planning a trip into the back country, northeast of Cuba, New Mexico, USA, in the San Pedro Wilderness. This is just north of the area where I went snowshoeing last December. Mid-June looks like a good time for this trip. Snow should be melted, with mild days and cool nights. This area is beautiful and there are a number of small rivers where we will be hiking and camping.

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Snowshoeing near Cuba, New Mexico, USA

Went snowshoeing near Cuba, New Mexico, USA on December 30, 2011. Parked at the entrance to Forest Road 70 and snowshoed about 6 miles (round trip) up to the trail-head that leads to San Gregorio Reservoir. Couldn’t make it to the reservoir because the snow was just too deep and we were running out of time.

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