Peak: Mount Kennedy (13,125′) Date: November 3, 2019 Where: Weminuche Wilderness Trailhead: (not quite) Lime Mesa (11,040′) Distance: ~14 miles Elevation Gain: ~3,000′ Participants: solo Time: 9 hours
It’s been a long time since I’ve regularly written trip reports. Not sure why that is. Life moves fast! Well, here’s another.
Back in 2017 I hit Endlich Mesa on 2 separate outings, but I’ve never quite made it over to Lime Mesa until this past weekend. I also think this might be my first successful trek into the Weminuche this late in the year, “successful” being the key word.
One note on the Lime Mesa TH. I didn’t actually ever get to the Lime Mesa TH. You don’t actually have to to ever get to the Lime Mesa TH. Your vehicle will thank you for not ever actually getting to the Lime Mesa TH. You don’t even have to slog the last 2 miles on foot to the trailhead. Instead, lose your vehicle at about mile 24 when the road starts to eat it, walk a little further to the hairpin turn (see below), and then begin your journey northeast from there. There’s a solid trail that will eventually link you back up with the Lime Mesa trail and this method might even be shorter.
Thanks for reading and I hope you’re all enjoying the fall!