Ascent of Mount Taylor on 2019-08-13

Climber: Nicholas Daniel

Date:Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Taylor
    Location:USA-New Mexico
    Elevation:11301 ft / 3444 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started at 0900 on Gooseberry trailhead, had perfect weather for most of the hike. The directions to the TH are correct on summit post. Only one other car there. The trail was much easier than expected, and beautiful. Forests, high meadows full of flowers, dryer forests, wetter forests, and the top. Made it from TH to summit in 1:10, about half what I expected so I decided to continue on to La Mosca Lookout. There’s a somewhat ugly set of antennae there, but the view from La Mosca is equal to Taylor, if not better, and made the extra 2miles to get there (4 miles round trip) worth it. Overall, this hike ended up being just over 10 miles and 4:40 minutes.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2034 ft / 619 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2034 ft / 619 m
    Distance:10.1 mi / 16.3 km
    Start Trailhead:9267 ft / 2824 m
Descent Statistics

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