Ascent to White Sands National Monument in 1972-12

Climber: Richard Oestreicher

Others in Party:Pam Oestreicher
Date:December, 1972
Ascent Type:No Summit Goal
Place:White Sands National Monument
    Elevation:1216 m / 3990 ft

Ascent Trip Report

The Park Service periodically relocates this trail--I presume for environmental reasons. When we hiked it, we started at a pull off from the main park road just before the high dunes area. Basically it was nothing more than a series of poles leading northwest from the road. Offers relief from the crowds and nice views of the Tularosa Basin.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:121 m / 400 ft
    Distance:9.7 km / 6 mi
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:121 m / 400 ft
    Extra Loss:121 m / 400 ft
    Distance:4.8 km / 3 mi
    Route:backcountry trail
    Trailhead:1216 m / 3990 ft
Descent Statistics
    Distance:4.8 km / 3 mi

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