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Eugene Smith
(Eugeneius) - MLife

Locale: Nuevo Mexico
'Shrooms and Placenta Pills- BPL Group trip Rd. #2 on 01/13/2013 13:56:24 MST Print View

I reconnected with friends, and gained new ones, for a return trip into the Pecos Wilderness in NM this past June. Once again our original plans to explore the canyons of the Gila Wilderness were obliterated, literally, by the state's largest wildfire in history. Far away from the dust and brimstone that fell on the land of the Gila, the Sangre de Cristos were prime for some late spring rambling. We struck north once again for some high country.

Usually one for words, often too numerous, I thought I would just share photographs from our trip and leave it at that.

Looking forward to the next one.


Ryan

panchuela trail

Aspen along Panchuela

leaves

Ian

Andy/Flurry

Horsethief Meadows

Ryan content

Landon zonked

Lush

Pecos Baldy Lake

E. Pecos Baldy

Huevos

Steamin'

HK Newman

Pecos River Valley

Trailriders Wall

cairn culture

Topo

sideskirting

goats

close

reincarnate

upwards

S. Truchas Peak

Looking south- Sangre de Cristos

andy/flurry S. Truchas

S. Truchas from the saddle

Valley

Incoming

Jose Vigil

ryan profile

Pockets

cloud shadows

tree

Ballin'

Chrome Domin'

Distant Truchas Peak

good source of protein

Cuppa

Fireside

Looking east

microhabitats 1

microhabitats 2

black water

fly

Pine Sawyer

The Men

Looking back

Trail banter

NW

STORM

Trail banter continues

Post hike tecolote

Mas Tecolotes

Edited by Eugeneius on 01/13/2013 15:35:41 MST.

Ben Wortman
(bwortman)

Locale: Nebraska
Sweet on 01/14/2013 07:13:37 MST Print View

Thanks for posting.
Trip reports like this always depress me since I like in Nebraska and the mountain are so far away. I just have to live vicariously through all of you out west.

Ben

Joe Clement
(skinewmexico) - MLife

Locale: Southwest
'Shrooms and Placenta Pills on 01/14/2013 07:22:59 MST Print View

Pecos Wilderness?

Ike Jutkowitz
(Ike) - M

Locale: Central Michigan
re:shrooms on 01/14/2013 07:39:23 MST Print View

Awesome pictures. I particularly liked the goat herd and the two mountain pictures that followed.
I'd love to hear about the trip highlights at some point.

Ben Crocker
(alexdrewreed) - M

Locale: Kentucky
Shrooms and Placenta Pills on 01/14/2013 08:59:49 MST Print View

Really nice to see your trip, Eugene. The friend cooking in the Caldera Cone looks for all the world like the guy who does the tv show Survivorman.

Jacob D
(JacobD) - F

Locale: North Bay
Re: re:shrooms on 01/14/2013 09:23:16 MST Print View

Nice set of photos, Eugene. The mood of them feels sorta melancholy, I like it.

Looks like you all had a great hike.

Nico .
(NickB) - MLife

Locale: Los Padres National Forest
Shrooms and Placenta Pills on 01/14/2013 09:35:20 MST Print View

Great shots Eugene. That camera is doing some good stuff in your hands! Glad you decided to share the images with the rest of us.

I sorta' like the break from tradition and doing an all-photo TR. At the same time though, my curiousity is itching to know about the title of the thread and how exactly that fits into the story... Too obscure of a reference to leave us hanging like that!

Cheers,

Nico

Jacob D
(JacobD) - F

Locale: North Bay
Re: Shrooms and Placenta Pills on 01/14/2013 11:03:44 MST Print View

Nico, you gotta look more closely at the photos to figure out the title :)

jeffrey armbruster
(book) - M

Locale: Northern California
"'Shrooms and Placenta Pills" on 01/14/2013 15:01:02 MST Print View

Excellent photos Eugene! The beautiful silver tones come through even on the internet. Bold move doing all black and white and it really worked. I like the close ups that sometimes go abstract because of the focus.

Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
Re: 'Shrooms and Placenta Pills- BPL Group trip Rd. #2 on 01/14/2013 16:35:48 MST Print View

"Far away from the dust and brimstone that fell on the land of the Gila, the Sangre de Cristos were prime for some late spring rambling."

WOW!! Terrific pictures, Eugene. I'd say The Sangre de Cristos are a pretty darn good consolation prize.

Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
Re: Re: 'Shrooms and Placenta Pills- BPL Group trip Rd. #2 on 01/14/2013 18:03:01 MST Print View

No need for words here Eugene. Beautiful pics, as always.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife
Re: 'Shrooms and Placenta Pills- BPL Group trip Rd. #2 on 01/14/2013 18:12:28 MST Print View

+1 w/Craig

color is so overrated.

Edited by kthompson on 01/14/2013 20:14:20 MST.

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Shrooms & Placenta Pills on 01/14/2013 19:52:03 MST Print View

Best trail head name ever. Groovy photos! :)

Hoot Filsinger
(filsinger) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Shrooms & Placenta Pills on 01/14/2013 20:08:10 MST Print View

Thank you Eugene,

Your photos/trip reports make BPL worth the price of admission .

Hoot

Eugene Smith
(Eugeneius) - MLife

Locale: Nuevo Mexico
Re: Re: Shrooms & Placenta Pills on 01/17/2013 08:50:19 MST Print View

Thanks everyone for the kind words. Never knew a black man could blush. ;-p.

These are fun to put together. I had been sitting on this album of photographs for months now, with a draft typed out, but just couldn't formulate the experience into words naturally. No need to spell it all out. In short, it was exactly the fulfilling trip we all wanted and more. No pressure, no schedules, no high expectations. Honest fellowship and self propelled exploration through a beautiful swath of wilderness.

Does it get any better?


As far as the title "'Shrooms and Placenta Pills"?

Well, you should've been there man...