Ascent of Cerro del Oso on 2011-08-04

Climber: Richard Oestreicher

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Thursday, August 4, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Cerro del Oso
    Location:USA-New Mexico
    Elevation:11256 ft / 3430 m

Ascent Trip Report

From New Mexico 518 I took Forest Road 442. The forest road is well maintained but slow going with numerous sharp turns and ruts but passable for a passenger car. It's slightly over 8 miles to the vicinity of the mountain. I drove up and down the road a bit looking for closer access, and finally parked at a wide spot in the road next to a steep track that heads up to the right. The area between the road and the peak is crisscrossed with numerous abandoned logging tracks. On the way up I tried to use some of these, but the best route is simply to follow a GPS track straight toward the high point--that's what I did on the way down. The flat wooded top does not offer any views.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:756 ft / 230 m
    Distance:1.8 mi / 2.9 km
    Route Conditions:
    Weather:clear and cool
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:756 ft / 230 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Trailhead:Forest Road 442  10500 ft / 3200 m
    Time Up:40 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
    Time Down:24 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Richard Oestreicher
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