Ascent of Guadalupe Mountain on 2011-05-30

Climber: Richard Oestreicher

Date:Monday, May 30, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Guadalupe Mountain
    Location:USA-New Mexico
    Elevation:8800 ft / 2682 m

Ascent Trip Report

Heading north out of Questa find a sign pointing left to the trailhead a couple of miles north of town (1 mile before turnoff to Rio Grande Recreation area). The trail is not much more than an easement through Questa Mine property to the National Forest boundary. It's a mostly flat 0.7 mi. to the boundary. After that there's part of a use trail and remnants of an abandoned logging road, but much of it is essentially a bush whack and fairly steep--about 1100 feet elevation gain in a little over mile. Great views in all directions from the top!
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1278 ft / 389 m
    Distance:3.8 mi / 6.1 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Pleasant, Extremely Windy
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1278 ft / 389 m
    Extra Loss:120 ft / 36 m
    Distance:1.9 mi / 3.1 km
    Route:Vistas de Questa Trail
    Trailhead:7642 ft / 2329 m
    Time Up:1 Hours 10 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Distance:1.9 mi / 3.1 km
    Time Down:50 Minutes

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