Ascent of Peak 11177 on 2012-08-01
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Wednesday, August 1, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-New Mexico|
| Elevation:||11177 ft / 3406 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI took the Baldy Mt. trail (#81) about 0.9 mi. where it intersects with an unused forest road. The trail heads left; I went right on a north easterly heading. At an intersection with another forest road that appeared to head more closely on a direct GPS heading, I turned left. Mistake! While this one does head toward the peak, it heads down several hundred feet into a canyon. I discovered my mistake after I'd gone down a couple of hundred feet and bushwhacked east back toward the ridge line hitting a use trail and then the road. The ridge line loops east until it's a bit southeast of the peak and then heads north to the southeast flank of the peak. There's a use trail part of the way. The last three hundred feet of elevation gain up the final slope is a moderately steep bushwhack. The top is a slightly sloping narrow ridge. Nice views of the Latir peaks.
On the way back I stuck to the ridge line back to the road with a short bushwhack to cut off a dogleg in the route. Much better route then my ascent.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||1646 ft / 500 m|
| Distance:||6.2 mi / 10 km|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Elevation Gain:||1406 ft / 427 m|
| Extra Loss:||479 ft / 145 m|
| Distance:||3.6 mi / 5.8 km|
| Trailhead:||Baldy Mt. trailhead FR134 10250 ft / 3124 m|
| Time Up:||1 Hours 58 Minutes|
| Extra Gain:||240 ft / 73 m|
| Distance:||2.6 mi / 4.2 km|
| Time Down:||1 Hours 4 Minutes|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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