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Ascent of Peak 10880 on 2011-08-09

Climber: Richard Oestreicher

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Peak 10880
    Location:USA-New Mexico
    Elevation:10880 ft / 3316 m

Ascent Trip Report

The most difficult part of this ascent was the long drive on forest roads (about 20 miles) to get to the start point. I took Forest roads 437, 478, and 441 to get within 0.4 mi. of the top. While there are rough spots, all should be passable with a passenger car if you're careful and it hasn't rained recently. A straightforward bushwhack. The top is covered with trees, mostly dead. I walked about a bit watching my GPS altimeter to try to locate the high spot, but it's not self-evident. Not especially memorable, but on the NM top 100 list and #33 Taos County for me.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:377 ft / 114 m
    Total Elevation Loss:10 ft / 3 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.1 mi / 1.8 km
    Route Conditions:
Bushwhack
    Weather:Pleasant
clear and sunny
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:367 ft / 111 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Route:bushwhack
    Start Trailhead:Forest road 441  10513 ft / 3204 m
    Time:17 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:10 ft / 3 m
    Gain on way out:10 ft / 3 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Time:16 Minutes



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