Ascent of Wheeler Peak on 2013-10-01

Climber: Tom & Becky Poremba

Others in Party:Tom Poremba
Date:Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Wheeler Peak
    Location:USA-New Mexico
    Elevation:13161 ft / 4011 m

Ascent Trip Report

Awesome trip up the New Wheeler Peak trail. Thank you to those who worked so hard to make this trail. It's awesome!! Wonderful weather, great hike. Started around 8am - summit by 11am - 30 minutes on summit then back to parking lot at 1:30.
Hiked for an hour with 6 Big Horn Sheep (4 mommy's with 2 babies). Wonderful! Also, saw a bear run across the road on the drive to the trail head (off route 150).
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2961 ft / 903 m
    Distance:8.2 mi / 13.2 km
    Route:Williams Lake to new Wheeler Peak Trail
    Trailhead:Wiliams Lake Trailhead  10200 ft / 3108 m
    Weather:Wonderful! Cold on the way up but very nice on top and warm on the way down.
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:3 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:2 Hours 

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