Ascent of Sandia Mountain Wilderness High Point on 2016-07-25

Climber: Richard Oestreicher

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Monday, July 25, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Sandia Mountain Wilderness High Point
    Location:USA-New Mexico
    Elevation:10600 ft / 3230 m

Ascent Trip Report

The wilderness highpoint is just slighty north of the nest of micrwave towers atop Sandia Crest (and slightly downhill). A gated road starts across from the Crest parking area. I avoided problems of posting by parking a few hundred yards back down the road at a convenient wide spot. This gave me a GPS reading of 0.14 mi. from the hp coordinates and about 90 feet below. Other folks clearly have done this--there's a use path up the side of the hill (and I saw a couple on top wth a dog).
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:120 ft / 36 m
    Total Elevation Loss:55 ft / 16 m
    Route Conditions:
    Weather:Pleasant, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:120 ft / 36 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 65 ft / 19 m; Extra: 55 ft / 16m
    Loss on way in:55 ft / 16 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Start Trailhead:just off road  10535 ft / 3211 m
Descent Statistics

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