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Ascent of Peak 12040 on 2012-07-27

Climber: Richard Oestreicher

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Friday, July 27, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Peak 12040
    Location:USA-New Mexico
    Elevation:12040 ft / 3669 m

Ascent Trip Report

The Gavilan Trail climbs slowly but steadily at first until a stream crossing about 0.7 mi. out and then gets quite a bit steeper. It's about 1.9 mi.to a meadow at 10,400. The last 0.6 mi. through the meadow and up to the trail junction is steeper yet with about 750 feet elevation gain. From the trail junction at the saddle (just below 11,200) there's another short steep section up to around 11,600. The trail winds around at roughly that elevation for about a half mile until you come around a bend about a 1/4 mi. from the peak at roughly 11,700. Beautiful views all along the ridgeline.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3174 ft / 966 m
    Distance:7.5 mi / 12.1 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:3126 ft / 952 m
    Extra Loss:25 ft / 7 m
    Distance:3.8 mi / 6.1 km
    Route:Gavilan Trail
    Trailhead:Gavilan Trailhead  8939 ft / 2724 m
    Time Up:2 Hours 49 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Extra Gain:48 ft / 14 m
    Distance:3.7 mi / 5.9 km
    Time Down:1 Hours 27 Minutes



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