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Ascent of Wheeler Peak on 2010-08-11

Climber: Richard Oestreicher

Date:Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Wheeler Peak
    Location:USA-New Mexico
    Elevation:13161 ft / 4011 m

Ascent Trip Report

My fourth trip up the trail above Williams Lake and my second successful climb of Wheeler. And my third significant climb in 8 days (Peak 12819 and Lake Peak the others).

Time up: 2:57; down: 1:45. loose gravel and rocks make this a pain coming down, but not really a difficult ascent except for the steepness between Williams Lake and the peak. Mt. Walter is only ten minutes back along the ridgeline--a nice stop before I went down. Swarms of marmots begged for food.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3201 ft / 975 m
    Distance:7 mi / 11.3 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:beautiful
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:3101 ft / 945 m
    Extra Loss:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:3.5 mi / 5.6 km
    Route:Williams Lake
    Trailhead:Williams Lake trailhead  10160 ft / 3096 m
    Time Up:2 Hours 57 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Extra Gain:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:3.5 mi / 5.6 km
    Time Down:1 Hours 45 Minutes



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