Ascent of Black Volcano on 2017-10-15

Climber: Gustav Sexauer

Others in Party:Katrina
Date:Sunday, October 15, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Black Volcano
    Location:USA-New Mexico
    Elevation:5986 ft / 1824 m

Ascent Trip Report

We spent part of the day seeing the different sides of Petroglyph National Monument. First we saw some petrogylphs, then we traveled to the west side to hike by the three little volcanoes. We did the whole loop in a clockwise direction and were annoyed that they had closed the northern, and highest, volcano to hiking. There was a well worn path up it already. We settled for summiting the middle volcano, which still had good views. The whole hike has views of Albuquerque and Sandia Peak, which we learned is so named because of the watermelony color the mountain often gets at sunset. Although there was no shade, it wasn't too hot for an afternoon hike.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:551 ft / 167 m
    Total Elevation Loss:551 ft / 167 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3 mi / 4.9 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:536 ft / 163 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 186 ft / 57 m; Extra: 350 ft / 106m
    Loss on way in:350 ft / 106 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.3 km
    Start Trailhead:Volcanoes Day Use Area  5800 ft / 1767 m
    Time:50 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:201 ft / 61 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 186 ft / 57 m; Extra: 15 ft / 4m
    Gain on way out:15 ft / 4 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    End Trailhead:Volcanoes Day Use Area  5800 ft / 1767 m
    Time:25 Minutes

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