Peak(s):  Pagosa Peak - 12640
Date Posted:  08/10/2016
Date Climbed:   08/07/2016
Author:  dillonsarnelli
 Exploring the Neighborhood - Pagosa Peak   

Exploring the Neighborhood - Pagosa Peak

Over the weekend I jumped in the car and headed for the cabin in Pagosa. I didn't know what the plan would be given the forecast. Didn't care. Worst case scenario I'd sit in a hammock all weekend, beer in hand, and catch a few sunsets. If I'm being totally honest, I really just wanted to test the new hammock.

Pagosa Peak is for all intents and purposes the southern gateway to the Weminuche Wilderness. It taunted me for all of 2015. I googled it a few times, but info was limited. Coming from Denver I had a hard time just figuring out the forest roads. Not to mention I wanted to hit it in winter and didn't know whether or not that was even logistically possible. What could one see from up there I wondered? Keep reading...

Peak: Pagosa Peak (12,640')
Where: Weminuche Wilderness
Participants: solo

August 7, 2016 - "Standard" route via the 2WD summer "trailhead" (8,700'): 11.5 miles, 4,000' gain. (FYI - From the 4WD trailhead (10,170'): 3.5 miles, 2,500' gain)
February 28, 2016 - From the winter road closure (8,200'), then standard route: 16.5 miles, 4,500' gain.

Exploring the Neighborhood - Pagosa Peak

Exploring the Neighborhood - Pagosa Peak

Comments or Questions
Brian Thomas
Why go through all this trouble for a 12er?
08/10/2016 05:29
Because 12ers rule. Great TR, thanks for posting!

Lost in the Wemi isn't a bad thing
08/10/2016 09:28
Great work and report! That false summit shot is wicked good!

Nice report
08/10/2016 14:35
I could spend the rest of my life in the Weminuche and not get tired of it.

Damn it, Sarnelli
08/10/2016 15:17
Write the damn book! Which is the same thing I tell Gore Galore all the time. He doesn't listen either.

Great report, Dillon..... As always.

08/11/2016 18:16
You still got is D

08/11/2016 19:37
Brian - This 12er rules. I'll give you that Thanks man.

Boston - Thanks. Not a bad thing at all. When the clouds cleared I was actually all the way at the Upper Fourmile lake. Unreal spot!

Eddie - A class all by itself. Me too.

Jay - haha - You the man as always. I'm not a very good reader, so if I wrote a book you'd have to read it to me.

K - I deleted my snapchat. Don't hate. You are everywhere btw. Nice work and thanks!! Congrats on you 22 millionth follower. No big deal.

Yah Buddy!
08/12/2016 09:02
That is all.

zambo, one word
08/12/2016 10:45

3 more words - in a day

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