First week of June, 2017 : Chris, Peter and I did a 50 mile “lollipop” loop from the Santa Barbara trail head. Via the lush forests and meadows of the Middle and East Fork trails, we connected to the Skyline Trail. High country. Mostly above 11,000 we went east-bound to Truchas Lake, Trailriders Wall, and Pecos Baldy Lake. We then descended into the Pecos River drainage via the Dockweiler Trail's blowdowns and open expanses. To complete the "loop", we followed the Pecos all the way back up to the SkylineTrail. Over seven days we saw a half dozen people. Wow!