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Ascent to Gavilan Trail on 2007-06-19

Climber: Richard Oestreicher

Date:Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Ascent Type:No Summit Goal
Place:Gavilan Trail
    Elevation:3535 m / 11600 ft

Ascent Trip Report

The trailhead for the Gavilan Canyon is on the road to the Taos Ski Valley, about a mile before the ski valley. It is well-marked although there is little parking except along the roadside.

A steep trail, ascending about 2300 feet in just a little over two miles,it rewards the hiker with magnificent view from the ridge line. I recommend heading a few hundred yards up (east) from the ridgeline for the best views.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:823 m / 2700 ft
    Distance:9.7 km / 6 mi
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:823 m / 2700 ft
    Distance:4.8 km / 3 mi
    Trailhead:2712 m / 8900 ft
Descent Statistics
    Distance:4.8 km / 3 mi



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