Ascent of Chicoma Mountain on 2013-09-01

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:BMS 914 -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Anji Cerney
Tim Newman
Date:Sunday, September 1, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Chicoma Mountain
    Location:USA-New Mexico
    Elevation:11561 ft / 3523 m

Ascent Trip Report

To get to this mountain requires a long drive on a dirt road (but one that can be handled by most passenger cars).

We could find no trace of the trail shown on the topo maps on the northwest ridge. That said, the forest was reasonably open so the hike wasn't a bad bushwhack.

The top wasn't completely open, but one could walk to the edge of the trees in various directions to get great views.

The summit did not have a summit register we could find. While I added a new book and used a piece of (open) pottery left up there, if someone else can place a real register container and some pencils, it would be appreciated.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:721 ft / 219 m
    Elevation Loss:721 ft / 219 m
    Distance:3.1 mi / 5 km
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:721 ft / 219 m
    Distance:1.6 mi / 2.6 km
    Route:Northwest ridge
    Trailhead:Hwy 565 @ 10,840'  10840 ft / 3304 m
    Time Up:45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:721 ft / 219 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Route:Northwest ridge
    Trailhead:Hwy 565 @ 10,840'  10840 ft / 3304 m
    Time Down:45 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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