Ascent of Mount Taylor on 2018-12-08

Climber: Shane Kramer

Date:Saturday, December 8, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Summit:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Mount Taylor
    Location:USA-New Mexico
    Elevation:11301 ft / 3444 m

Ascent Trip Report

Car camped in snow at Gooseberry Springs TH. Snow depth from about 4" at start to 18" at saddle below summit. Average depth was about 10" up top. Much tougher slog than we anticipated over last mile or so, since snow recently fell and snowshoes would not keep us afloat.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2300 ft / 700 m
    Extra Gain:150 ft / 45 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7 mi / 11.3 km
    Route:Gooseberry Springs
    Trailhead:Gooseberry Springs TH  9301 ft / 2834 m
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Snowshoes
    Weather:Cold, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:3 Hours 10 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 30 Minutes

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