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Ascent of Sierra Grande on 2019-08-14

Climber: Jim Retemeyer

Others in Party:Seth Retemeyer
Jim Sartin
Date:Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Sierra Grande
    Location:USA-New Mexico
    Elevation:8720 ft / 2657 m

Ascent Trip Report

We found the road from the north off of highway 84/87. We drove in and stopped at the red ranch house. There we met Anna Wolfe, who turns out is a bit famous. She used to live there full time, but now comes up on occasion. We asked for permission and she directed us to the ranch manager who lived further east off of 64/87, since the gate is now locked and they don't allow public access. Nonetheless, she was sympathetic to us "hightoppers", so we did receive permission and access. From there it was a long, high clearance, 4WD drive to the summit. The views were spectacular and we watched the sunset through the distance thunder clouds. It just took our breath away.
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