Lobo Peak Mountain Porn

Lobo Peak near Taos, NM

New Mexico’s 33rd highest mountain

This was the view from about sixteen miles away today. I shot this with my trusty Pentax K-x and a 55-300mm telephoto lens. The 12,115 ft summit itself is farther back up in the shadows. Lobo Peak is in the Columbine/Hondo Wilderness Study Area, so there must be a lot to see up there. I haven’t hiked it yet. The most popular trail to get there is “extremely steep” and climbs 3,600 feet in 4.2 miles. Oh Lord. Written out like that, it looks like a feasible day trip for a healthy 25-year-old athlete. Looks like, I say. Being somewhat older, this boy would want to make it an overnighter and camp at the top. According to the National Geographic guide page linked above, there’s a “vast open tundra” with plenty of campsites. I am so going to do this.

In fact, I’m going to do a lot of things I haven’t done yet. I’m coming out of a long spell of personal darkness, you might say, and things will be materially better for us soon. I’m exactly where I want to be for now and this is where my power is. Just look at that photo again. What my wife calls “crazy Taos” is only where we buy our groceries. This is why I’m here. The other crap is falling away. I may have actually survived myself.

Hot damn.

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  • christian ienni March 8, 2014, 11:46 PM

    “I’m coming out of a long spell of personal darkness… I’m exactly where I want to be for now…”

    you and me both, man! 😀

    • JHF March 9, 2014, 12:10 AM

      Excellent!

  • Joe March 9, 2014, 8:52 AM

    Good for you JHF, you’re a survivor. Me, I’m still looking and not seeing anything but I’ll survive too, I always have.

    • JHF March 9, 2014, 10:38 AM

      Hi Joe! There’s just something going on with me that I never felt before. Ambition, maybe. 🙂 We shall see.

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