Ascent of Bear Wallow Ridge on 2011-08-09
|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 ReportI 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:||Bushwhack|
| 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|
| 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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