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Ascent of 9705 on 2012-05-30

Climber: Richard Oestreicher

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:9705
    Location:USA-New Mexico
    Elevation:2958 m / 9705 ft

Ascent Trip Report

I took the Elliott Barker Trail north from Apache Pass to a spot about 200 yards west of the highpoint. The bushwhack up the last hill took longer than expected because of a myriad of downed trees. There's a fence along the ridge line. The highest spot is about 50 feet east of the fence. (Trailhead can be easily reached from Angel Fire by heading up Valle Grande North to Chino Terrace, Buena Vista and then Brazos Drive. Park under the power lines. There's a National Forest gate about 100 yards up the hill. The trail south heads along the fence. For the trail north continue about another 150 yards west).
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:154 m / 503 ft
    Distance:2.4 km / 1.5 mi
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:154 m / 503 ft
    Distance:1.3 km / 0.8 mi
    Route:Elliot Barker Trail; bushwhack
    Trailhead:Brazos Drive  2804 m / 9202 ft
    Time Up:26 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Distance:1.1 km / 0.7 mi
    Time Down:20 Minutes



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