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Ascent of Peak 11080 on 2012-08-08

Climber: Richard Oestreicher

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Peak 11080
    Location:USA-New Mexico
    Elevation:11080 ft / 3377 m

Ascent Trip Report

I took FR 1950 to FR1910 and then right on (unmarked) FR1913. FR1913 is not as bad as some, but you'll probably want high clearance and 4WD. At 5.4 mi. down 1913 I turned into an abandoned logging track. I drove in 0.5 mi. plowing through numerous 18 inch pine trees in the middle of the road. Don't try this without a suitable vehicle.

From there I walked farther up the road for about 1000 feet and then bushwhacked on a GPS heading. At first that involved steeple chasing over numerous downed trees, but they thinned out considerably as I approached the ridgeline about a third of a mile from the hp coordinates. Quite a bit of tree cover, but lots of views on both sides of the ridgeline.

On the return I traversed the knob sw of the peak, an unranked 11er only about 30 feet lower than the peak.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:600 ft / 182 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:489 ft / 149 m
    Extra Loss:92 ft / 28 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Trailhead:abandoned FR  10683 ft / 3256 m
    Time Up:35 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Extra Gain:111 ft / 33 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Time Down:27 Minutes



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