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Ascent of Sierra de Don Fernando on 2012-05-28

Climber: Richard Oestreicher

Date:Monday, May 28, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Sierra de Don Fernando
    Location:USA-New Mexico
    Elevation:10365 ft / 3159 m

Ascent Trip Report

I'd done Sierra de DF once before using the Mondragon Trail up from Taos Canyon. This route is much shorter.

Garcia Park is a large high mountain meadow, a nice spot for picnics or camping. The South Boundary Trail passes through it. From our picnic spot it was about 1.9 mi. to a spur trail that goes up to the top, although I missed it and went a bit past before doubling back.

Great views on top and a strange teepee made of sticks.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:675 ft / 204 m
    Distance:4.5 mi / 7.2 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:580 ft / 176 m
    Extra Loss:140 ft / 42 m
    Distance:2.4 mi / 3.9 km
    Route:South Boundary Trail
    Trailhead:Garcia Park  9925 ft / 3025 m
    Time Up:53 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Extra Gain:95 ft / 28 m
    Distance:2.1 mi / 3.4 km
    Time Down:38 Minutes



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