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Ascent of Wheeler Peak on 2009-05-21

Climber: Doug Urban

Others in Party:Ryan Urban
Ed Erickson
Tom Leifheit
Date:Thursday, May 21, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Wheeler Peak
    Location:USA-New Mexico
    Elevation:13161 ft / 4011 m

Ascent Trip Report

Left the Williams Lake Trailhead at 5:30 AM and hiked up a snowy trail to Williams Lake. Hiked up the steep trail past the lake on dirt and rock when possible. Saw some Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep on top of the mountain. Reached the summit at 10 AM. We were the first to sign the register since January. Marmots entertained us on the way down. Glissaded down to Williams Lake and reached our vehicle at 1:30. A rewarding climb with Ryan, Ed, and Tom. HP #39.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2961 ft / 903 m
    Distance:7 mi / 11.3 km
    Route:Williams Lake Trail
    Trailhead:The Bavarian Resort  10200 ft / 3108 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles



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