Ascent of McGaffey Ridge on 2011-07-30

Climber: Richard Oestreicher

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, July 30, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:McGaffey Ridge
    Location:USA-New Mexico
    Elevation:8618 ft / 2626 m

Ascent Trip Report

I decided to try to climb all of the ranked peaks of Taos County. Lists of John gives 115; this is #29 for me.

I took NM 518 south from Taos to Forest Rd 476 (left).A few hundred yards in a rough logging road heads off to the right towards the peak. I parked and walked. My GPS read 0.44 mi. to the peak. I combined bits of the logging road with bushwhacking on a GPS heading. Parts of the route are steep and there's some dense scrub oak, but mostly it's a short and straightforward ascent.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:635 ft / 193 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Bushwhack
    Weather:cloudy and humid
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:635 ft / 193 m
    Extra Loss:14 ft / 4 m
    Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
    Trailhead:7997 ft / 2437 m
    Time Up:39 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Distance:0.7 mi / 1.1 km
    Time Down:18 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Richard Oestreicher
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