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Ascent of Broke off Mountain on 2012-08-06

Climber: Richard Oestreicher

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, August 6, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Broke off Mountain
    Location:USA-New Mexico
    Elevation:3156 m / 10357 ft

Ascent Trip Report

From US 64 I took FR133 9.6 mi. north to FR419 west. 133 was not too bad although muddy in spots; a warning sign at the beginning cautions that the road is closed when wet; deep ruts in even slightly muddy spots suggested why. 419 is rough--and gets rougher the farther you go. I parked 4.1 mi. in and my GPS gave me 0.67 mi. to the hp coordinates.

This is really a high mesa with a bump more than a peak. On the way out I bushwhacked on a GPS heading through relatively thin trees to the big meadow with the high spot. On the way back I stuck mostly to the meadow. There's a jeep track across the meadow that goes almost to the hp, so maybe the forest road loops around to meet it.

The high spot is a clump of rocks near the drop off at the edge of the mesa. I found a jar with a trail log with one name--Mike Garrett of Co. . I presume he left the log. I enjoyed a nice lunch with expansive views to the north and west.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:57 m / 187 ft
    Distance:2.4 km / 1.5 mi
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Bushwhack
    Weather:Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:57 m / 187 ft
    Distance:1.2 km / 0.8 mi
    Trailhead:3099 m / 10170 ft
    Time Up:17 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Distance:1.2 km / 0.8 mi
    Time Down:15 Minutes



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