West lies Gascon Point, where the Pecos Wilderness begins about four miles horizontally and three thousand feet vertically from here. It's not an easy hike but not technically challenging either with a few hundred feet of rockslide to cross being the trickiest, final stretch. Thankfully, large wildlife have created stable trails across the scree over the eons.
Time to make the hike approaches as temperatures drop back to comfortable levels. And without chokecherries to process, there's no good excuse to delay the trip. Best to do it before big game season arrives. Bullets whizzing past always stress me out.