Ascent to Latir Wilderness on 2010-07-27

Climber: Richard Oestreicher

Date:Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Ascent Type:No Summit Goal
Place:Latir Wilderness
    Elevation:3048 m / 10000 ft

Ascent Trip Report

Most people access the Latir Wilderness via Cabresto Lake from the South, but there are little used access routes from the west. Head north on NM522 from Questa. Just past a church on left take a right to El Rito. Paved road becomes improved dirt and then increasingly rough, jogging slightly to the right around a house. Small parking area under a tree about a mile past this house. Road would be passable farther in a jeep but it's quite rough. A few hundred yards up from the parking spot you hit a T intersection. Left heads north parallel to the wilderness boundary for a couple of miles and then heads back towards some outlying homes near El Rito. Right passes through a forest service gate in a few hundred yards. Shortly thereafter, a trail, some what overgrown, heads uphill along a stream. I lost the trail after bit more than a mile.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:579 m / 1900 ft
    Distance:11.3 km / 7 mi
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:579 m / 1900 ft
    Extra Loss:76 m / 250 ft
    Distance:6.4 km / 4 mi
    Trailhead:2545 m / 8350 ft
Descent Statistics
    Distance:4.8 km / 3 mi

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