Ascent of Cerro Vista on 2011-05-18
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Wednesday, May 18, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-New Mexico|
| Elevation:||11939 ft / 3639 m|
Ascent Trip ReportFrom NM 518 I took Forest Road 76 north for 12.3 mi. The first 9 1/2 miles are well-maintained for passenger cars; it gets rougher after that. There's a fork at 11.8 mi. Take the left fork. I parked at the side of the road at roughly 11,200 feet. My GPS put the distance at only 0.61 mi. There's an abandoned forest road that crisscrosses a direct path to the peak. I followed it at times, but frequently lost it in overgrown brush and deep snow. A more direct route is to follow a fence line up the last half of the climb. The deep snow slowed me down. After the snow melts this should take less than an hour and a half round trip.
The top of the mountain is a meadow with great views in all directions. There's a cairn with a wood pole that looks like the high point, a bit past where my My GPS coordinates indicated the high point should be.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||709 ft / 216 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||16 ft / 4 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||2.7 mi / 4.3 km|
| Route Conditions:||Bushwhack, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb|
| Gain on way in:||709 ft / 216 m|
| Gain Breakdown:||Net: 693 ft / 212 m; Extra: 16 ft / 4m|
| Loss on way in:||16 ft / 4 m|
| Distance:||1.4 mi / 2.2 km|
| Start Trailhead:||11246 ft / 3427 m|
| Time:||1 Hours 15 Minutes|
| Distance:||1.3 mi / 2.1 km|
| Time:||45 Minutes|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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