Ascent of Wheeler Peak on 2012-08-21

Climber: Peter Stone

Date:Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Wheeler Peak
    Location:USA-New Mexico
    Elevation:13161 ft / 4011 m

Ascent Trip Report

I climbed this in 1994 but remembered an unpleasant direct-up-the-scree approach from Williams Lake. So this time we started in the Taos ski area but ascended via the Bull of the Woods route and very pleasant it was too. Much nicer with paths through woods and meadows with a variety of views along the way. Over the top of Mount Walter to the summit where we met the first people of the day. We then noted a new graded zig-zagging path down to Williams Lake and took that for speed rather than aesthetics back to the valley.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3811 ft / 1162 m
    Elevation Loss:3811 ft / 1162 m
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:3811 ft / 1162 m
    Route:Bull of the Woods
    Trailhead:9350 ft / 2849 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:3811 ft / 1162 m
    Route:Williams Lake
    Trailhead:9350 ft / 2849 m

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