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Ascent of Wilson Mesa-Point 8607 on 2003-06-21

Climber: Michael Kelly

Date:Saturday, June 21, 2003
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Wilson Mesa-Point 8607
    Location:USA-New Mexico
    Elevation:8607 ft / 2623 m

Ascent Trip Report

Philmont Rayado Crew 619-RM-5

June 20: Dropoff at Ponil (7120'), hike up to Dean Skyline and along to Elkhorn camp (8500').
June 21: Hike west along ridge to Head of Dean (8700') then down to Pueblano (8040'). Ascend Wilson Mesa from the south, descend to Middle Ponil Creek then upstream to Rich Cabins (7720').

Trip continues to Wilson Mesa (again, after loop to the north).
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2547 ft / 776 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1980 ft / 603 m
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Tent Camp
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2547 ft / 776 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 567 ft / 173 m; Extra: 1980 ft / 603m
    Loss on way in:1980 ft / 603 m
    Route:Philmont
    Start Trailhead:Pueblano  8040 ft / 2450 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Philmont Rayado (20 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Wilson Mesa-Point 86072003-06-212547 ft / 776 m
2Wilson Mesa-Point 86072003-06-243157 ft / 962 m
3Baldy Mountain2003-06-268141 ft / 2481 m
4Bear Mountain2003-07-01 19602 ft / 2927 m
5Black Mountain2003-07-01 2945 ft / 288 m
6Trail Peak2003-07-02 12990 ft / 911 m
7Bonita Peak2003-07-03 21460 ft / 445 m
8South Red Hills Peak2003-07-03 3425 ft / 130 m
9Mount Phillips2003-07-03 41541 ft / 470 m
10Lookout Peak2003-07-073619 ft / 1103 m
11Rayado Peak2003-07-08690 ft / 210 m
Total Trip Gain: 35117 ft / 10703 m    Total Trip Loss: 31554 ft / 9620 m



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