Ascent of Wheeler Peak on 2010-04-18
|Date:||Sunday, April 18, 2010|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-New Mexico|
| Elevation:||13161 ft / 4011 m|
Ascent Trip ReportWhat a great hike. I started early from the Williams Lake Trailhead. The snow was solid all the way up to the summit as the sun didn't even hit the ground where I was hiking until after I left the Williams Lake area. The scree field would be terrible to go up and down if there wasn't any snow. In the summer, I would recommend the longer trail route up. As I neared the summit, I ran into 7 bighorn sheep. I was pretty excited because I have never been so close to bighorn sheep in the wild. I got a few pics as they ran off. The summit register is inside of a metal pipe that just would not open for me. I had lunch and lounged on the summit for a while before heading down. The best way down to Williams Lake was sliding on my butt, so down I went...
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||2961 ft / 903 m|
| Route:||Williams Lake Trail|
| Trailhead:||10200 ft / 3108 m|
| Gear Used:||Ice Axe|
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