Ascent of Bear Wallow Ridge on 2011-08-09

Climber: Richard Oestreicher

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Bear Wallow Ridge
    Location:USA-New Mexico
    Elevation:10210 ft / 3112 m

Ascent Trip Report

I took forest roads 437, 478, and 441 (26 miles) to a meadow at the dead end of 441 with a nice view of the Truchas Peaks where I had lunch. I then parked about 300 yards east of my picnic spot and clawed my way up the steep embankment. My GPS put me at 0.12 mi. from the top, but I actually traveled more than three times that far trying to create switchbacks on the extremely steep slope. I crossed several abandoned logging tracks (that I used a bit on the way down). The top is a small wooded mesa--not clear where the highest spot is but it's west of the spot marked 10205 on the topo map. I saw a small black bear scampering down the forest road on my return.
Taos County #34.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:282 ft / 86 m
    Distance:0.9 mi / 1.4 km
    Route Conditions:
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:272 ft / 83 m
    Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Trailhead:Forest Raod 441  9938 ft / 3029 m
    Time Up:23 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Extra Gain:10 ft / 3 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Time Down:14 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Richard Oestreicher
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