Ascent of Good Sight Peak on 2000-12-22

Climber: Richard Carey

Date:Friday, December 22, 2000
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Good Sight Peak
    Location:USA-New Mexico
    Elevation:5602 ft / 1707 m

Ascent Trip Report

To reach the peak from Deming, New Mexico take route 180 north to Silver City and after about one mile turn east onto route 26 to Hatch. Drive 17.1 miles or 0.1 miles north of milepost 17 to Barksdale Road on the right. This very good dirt road is also marked as A021. From here note the following junctions: at 2.9 miles go straight at a junction. At 3.8 miles turn left onto a poorer ranch road heading north. At 4.2 miles pass through a fence which had an open gate. At 5.2 miles park near a corral and windmills at the end of the road. The peak is visible from here and is 2.69 miles on a bearing of 52 degrees. Start the hike by climbing over a barbed wire fence and then going around the west end of another fence in a short distance. Head across the grassy plain in a northeasterly direction to a canyon to the north of peak 4910 feet shown on the map in section 21. At the east end of the field there is another fence to cross. In the canyon turn north toward the peak and head up fairly easy but rock-strewn slopes to the summit. The summit is a rather broad plateau with a cairn and register at the apparent highest point. The hike is about 6 miles round-trip with an elevation gain of 1100 feet. The hike requires about 2 hours to reach the summit and about the same amount of time to return. 12/00 RLC
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