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This weekend we decided to hike to Latir Mesa, a 12700 ft (3870 m) peak in northern New Mexico.
We packed up and left Los Alamos on Saturday morning. This time Patsy joined us for the adventure.

The first day we made the 4.4 mile, 2300 vertical foot climb to Heart lake.
Even Alex carried a backpack, with snacks and water.

Patsy taking a break.

The climb was pretty steep at times.

We arrived at Heart lake, pitched our tents, made fire, then had dinner and smores.

Next morning it was quite chilly. We ate breakfast and headed up for a 1200 vertical foot climb to the peak.

Here is a view of Heart lake from the mesa top.

Alex wanted to take a picture of us, and here it is.

Here is a photo of all three of us by Patsy.

Looking west towards San Luis valley

Another photo by Alex (a bit tilted but sharp)

A west view (photo by Patsy)

Woman in black.

Looking south straight at Wheeler peak, where we hiked 2 weekends ago.

Here is a pano from west (Venado peak) to North (Latir peak)

A pano from east to west, with Wheeler peak in the center.

A pano from north (Latir peak) to east, with Latir lakes in the valley.

Descending towards our camp.

Latir lakes

The first storm was already developing, so we hurried down.


Thank you Patsy for joining us!