Ascent of Wheeler Peak on 2009-05-21
|Others in Party:||Ryan Urban|
|Date:||Thursday, May 21, 2009|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-New Mexico|
| Elevation:||13161 ft / 4011 m|
Ascent Trip ReportLeft the Williams Lake Trailhead at 5:30 AM and hiked up a snowy trail to Williams Lake. Hiked up the steep trail past the lake on dirt and rock when possible. Saw some Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep on top of the mountain. Reached the summit at 10 AM. We were the first to sign the register since January. Marmots entertained us on the way down. Glissaded down to Williams Lake and reached our vehicle at 1:30. A rewarding climb with Ryan, Ed, and Tom. HP #39.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||2961 ft / 902 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||7 mi / 11.3 km|
| Route:||Williams Lake Trail|
| Trailhead:||The Bavarian Resort 10200 ft / 3108 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
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