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Ascent of Peak 9620 on 2012-06-15

Climber: Richard Oestreicher

Date:Friday, June 15, 2012
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Peak:Peak 9620
    Location:USA-New Mexico
    Elevation:9225 ft / 2811 m

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:1136 ft / 344 m
    Distance:7.5 mi / 12.1 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:992 ft / 301 m
    Extra Loss:88 ft / 26 m
    Distance:3.8 mi / 6 km
    Trailhead:8321 ft / 2536 m
    Time Up:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Extra Gain:144 ft / 43 m
    Distance:3.8 mi / 6 km
    Time Down:1 Hours 10 Minutes



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