Ascent of 9620 on 2012-06-15

Climber: Richard Oestreicher

Date:Friday, June 15, 2012
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
    Location:USA-New Mexico
    Elevation:2811 m / 9225 ft

Ascent Trip Report

This one has frustrated me several times. I've tried from the west unsuccessfully, getting turned around where what used to be a trial is totally overgrown and blocked by fallen trees.This time I tried access via the Capulin Trail off Fr10 (Shadow Mountain Road) . From my parking near the trail head my GPS put the distance to the peak at 1.87 mi. There are a bevy of old forest roads and logging tracks in this area and I followed them as they wound around a series of steep ridges sometimes vaguely in the right direction. But after walking 3.75 mi. I was still 0.85 mi. away with the route winding up another canyon before heading back towards the peak. This was my swcond ascent of the day and I was getting tired, so I turned around. The alternative, a more or less straight bushwhack, would involve going up and down several densely overgrown multiple ridges. I'll try again. Sometimes a small but inaccessible peak can be more of a challenge than higher and more sgnificant ones.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:344 m / 1136 ft
    Distance:12.1 km / 7.5 mi
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:301 m / 992 ft
    Extra Loss:26 m / 88 ft
    Distance:6 km / 3.8 mi
    Trailhead:2536 m / 8321 ft
    Time Up:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Extra Gain:43 m / 144 ft
    Distance:6 km / 3.8 mi
    Time Down:1 Hours 10 Minutes

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