Ascent of Chiricahua Peak on 2014-03-23
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Sunday, March 23, 2014|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Elevation:||9759 ft / 2974 m|
Ascent Trip ReportStarted at the Trailhead parking at Rustler Park CG. Hiked the Crest trail to where it forks just below Chiricahua Peak, then followed Chiricahua Trail to the forested summit. Mostly clear day, great views to the north. Encountered a little ice on the trail below the cliffs near the start, and a few snow patches otherwise, but the trail was virtually snow-free. Unfortunately much of the forest along the trail has been burned. The Rustler Park CG is closed due to the Horseshoe 2 Fire of 2010, but work is underway to remove the burnt trees.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||1259 ft / 383 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||12 mi / 19.3 km|
| Route:||Crest Trail|
| Trailhead:||Rustler Park CG 8500 ft / 2590 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
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