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Ascent of Wheeler Peak on 2011-08-27

Climber: BMS 914

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, August 27, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Wheeler Peak
    Location:USA-New Mexico
    Elevation:13161 ft / 4011 m

Ascent Trip Report

Very scenic hike on a maintained trail that goes from forest to meadows originating at the Taos Ski Valley ski resort. Plenty of free parking during summer, and made it up and down without seeing a drop of rain in spite of the 80 - 90% chance of rain forecast the night before. Did see lots of dark clouds and heard lots of thunder. Some people on the summit even had their dogs with them. This was another hike with the broken tailbone and bruised sacrum killing me on the drive in. I didn't feel the elevation as I knew I was adapted to over 13,300' from my hike on Mt Elbert a few days before.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3918 ft / 1193 m
    Extra Gain:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:15 mi / 24.1 km
    Route:Standard route
    Trailhead:Taos Ski Valley Trailhead  9443 ft / 2878 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Overcast
Cloudy with Thunder, but dry
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:4 Hours 0 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:3 Hours 30 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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