Ascent of Owl Mountain on 2019-02-21

Climber: Josef Nuernberger

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Thursday, February 21, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Owl Mountain
    Location:USA-New Mexico
    Elevation:6644 ft / 2025 m

Ascent Trip Report

Was trying to find a route through the Cliff face but did not succeed and added more time backtracking and sidehilling till a found an easier approach route. Did see some trails at times but nothing reliable to follow. Trying to work around the brush. Good route finding is the key to a great hike. Benchmark found but no register.(empty Glass Jar with no Lid) on Owl Benchmark. Found Register on Owl Mountain but did not look for Benchmark Tip : Stay on the Road till the end and reaching the Corral about an hour walk from the Gate and head up in the Wash or outside till reaching the Saddle, getting better from here on. NOTE: please bring a new Register to Owl Benchmark and add my Name to it. Prepare yourself for a longer day and a brush hike. Bring enough water.

Hiking GPS

Driving GPS:
From Hwy 80 past the town of Rodeo from the North make a left turn on N Killion Ln and follow it. Parking at the Gate.

Happy Hiking, Josef
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles

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