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Ascent of Wheeler Peak on 2012-08-21

Climber: Peter Stone

Others in Party:Jill Stone
Twm Stone -- Trip Report or GPS Track
David Stone
Ceri Stone
Patrick Stone
Date:Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Wheeler Peak
    Location:USA-New Mexico
    Elevation:13161 ft / 4011 m

Ascent Trip Report

I climbed this solo in 1994 but remembered an unpleasant direct-up-the-scree approach from Williams Lake (where my wife waited because of incipient altitude sickness).

This time was a family trip: we started in the Taos ski area but ascended via the Bull of the Woods route and very pleasant it was too. Much nicer with paths through woods and meadows with a variety of views along the way. Over the top of Mount Walter to the summit where we met the first people of the day. We then noted a new graded zig-zagging path down to Williams Lake and took that route for speed rather than aesthetics back to the valley.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3811 ft / 1162 m
    Elevation Loss:3811 ft / 1162 m
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:3811 ft / 1162 m
    Route:Bull of the Woods
    Trailhead:9350 ft / 2849 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:3811 ft / 1162 m
    Route:Williams Lake
    Trailhead:9350 ft / 2849 m



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