Ascent of Tecolote Peak on 2020-04-04

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:Karen Musser
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, April 4, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Tecolote Peak
    Location:USA-New Mexico
    Elevation:8835 ft / 2692 m

Ascent Trip Report

surprisingly nice hike along a nice trail with a nice overlook beyond the highpoint. On our first pass I was not able to confirm the highpoint so we kept hiking beyond it and down to the loop overlook which was nice. this required a bit of a down-climb creating far more gain than this hike needs if you simply want to Highpoint it. On the second pass back I began bushwhacking into the Gambel oaks to find the HP and it was stealthily hiding and oddly it does not appear to be near the actual Bench Mark on the USGS map but further to the NW by quite some distance and you clearly are heading uphill doing so. In fact, all the other places my GIS showed an elevation of only 8825 but when I reached what I believe to be the true high ground my GPS showed max elevation attained at 8835. The USGS map claims the HP to be 8835 so I think i found it! but it is NOT where the x marks the map. And that is good for you followers in that it is NOT in the thick of the Gamble oaks either

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:508 ft / 154 m
    Total Elevation Loss:310 ft / 93 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.7 mi / 4.3 km
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:473 ft / 144 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 198 ft / 60 m; Extra: 275 ft / 83m
    Loss on way in:275 ft / 83 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:see GPS track
    Start Trailhead:See GPS  8637 ft / 2632 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:35 ft / 10 m
    Gain on way out:35 ft / 10 m
    Distance:0.7 mi / 1.1 km
    Route:see GPS track
Ascent Part of Trip: Albuquerque-2

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Tetilla Peak2020-04-02658 ft / 201 m
2Cedro Peak2020-04-03 00361 ft / 110 m
3Sandia Crest2020-04-03 a996 ft / 304 m
4Capulin Peak2020-04-03 b279 ft / 85 m
6Cedro Peak2020-04-04 a392 ft / 119 m
7Black Volcano2020-04-04 b334 ft / 102 m
8Palomas Peak2020-04-04 c1243 ft / 379 m
10Tecolote Peak2020-04-04 d508 ft / 155 m
11Cedro Peak2020-04-05 a302 ft / 92 m
12Peak 68402020-04-05 b919 ft / 280 m
13Cibola NF Peak 67202020-04-05 c595 ft / 181 m
15Manzano Open Space Pinnacle 2020-04-05 d315 ft / 96 m
Total Trip Gain: 6902 ft / 2104 m    Total Trip Loss: 2095 ft / 638 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by William Musser
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