Ascent of Burro Peak on 2008-07-15
|Date:||Tuesday, July 15, 2008|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Location:||USA-New Mexico|
| Elevation:||8020 ft / 2444 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI don't think the CDT is as mapped. Nonetheless, it starts from the road to Jack's Peak and it ends up on Burro after a somewhat more switchbacky meandering but still brief route. Several candidate clusters of rocks amongst the trees compete for the HP status. The BM is easily found.
The roads here are a bit sandy and high clearance would probably be a good idea though I think you can get by with 2WD. The road goes through and crosses several washes so you would clearly want to avoid it during and after any rains.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||501 ft / 151 m|
| Extra Gain:||200 ft / 60 m|
| Distance:||2 mi / 3.2 km|
| Route:||Continental Divide Trail|
| Trailhead:||7919 ft / 2413 m|
| Grade/Class:||Class 1|
| Quality:||4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Open Country|
| Weather:||Hot, Calm, Clear|
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