Ascent of Alegres Mountain on 2020-03-17

Climber: Josef Nuernberger

Date:Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Alegres Mountain
    Location:USA-New Mexico
    Elevation:10229 ft / 3117 m

Ascent Trip Report

To get to the Trailhead I have used Fred Brown directions and it worked out great. Drove in the Night before and got an early start. If you look at my GPS data you use the left route up as it is the most direct and apart from a bit bushwhacking, loose and steep. It is not too bad and in hindsight I should have used it also on my return.
Need to work your way around the cliffs further up or climb up which was too exposed for me, once reaching the top its a short walk over to the Summit with the cairn and register. I had quiet a bit of Snow to deal with further up which made it more difficult.
Made a big mistake to choose a different route on my way down. First of all I traversed in Snow over to Peak 10205 which hold a Register Can with an empty Plastic Ziploc bag which obviously was chewed on by some rodents. Going down is steep very loose and brushy. Took me a longer time till reaching the Road on Alice Springs where I made the next mistake following the road and not consulting my map. A nice road to walk. (I wonder if this road could connect to the main road and be driven up to Alice Springs, which would make this a shorter hike). but gets you completely out of the way and nowhere near where you want to be. When I realized my plunder it was way too late and I just continued on the road, which eventually led me back to my Car. NOTE: Best would be to take the same route back. Apart from my mistake, which cost me a lot of time, it was a very enjoyable hike to a relatively seldom-visited Peak.

Happy Hiking, Josef

Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles

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