Ascent of Truchas Peak on 2019-07-29

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Stacey Samuels <16864> (did not summit)
justine Byers
Laurie Jones
Date:Monday, July 29, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Truchas Peak
    Location:USA-New Mexico
    Elevation:13102 ft / 3993 m

Ascent Trip Report

We did this as a backpack, camping at Pecos Baldy Lake
Trailhead to camp - 7.5 miles, 2,760' gained
camp to summit - 4.3 miles, 2,112' gain
descent to trailhead - 11.8 miles, 600' gain

The regain along the ridge from camp is tough, especially at altitude, and then the final push to the summit is painfully steep and on often crappy terrain (loose rocks and dirt). Fortunately, the view at the top makes it all worth it!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:5472 ft / 1666 m
    Total Elevation Loss:5472 ft / 1666 m
    Round-Trip Distance:23.6 mi / 38 km
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4872 ft / 1484 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 4272 ft / 1302 m; Extra: 600 ft / 182m
    Loss on way in:600 ft / 182 m
    Distance:11.8 mi / 19 km
    Route:Jacks Creek trail -> Ridge
    Start Trailhead:Jacks Creek trailhead  8830 ft / 2691 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:4872 ft / 1484 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 4272 ft / 1302 m; Extra: 600 ft / 182m
    Gain on way out:600 ft / 182 m
    Distance:11.8 mi / 19 km
    Route:Ridge -> Jacks Creek trail
    End Trailhead:Jacks Creek trailhead  8830 ft / 2691 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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