Ascent of Santa Fe Baldy on 2014-02-16

Climber: Justin Richmond-Decker

Date:Sunday, February 16, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Santa Fe Baldy
    Location:USA-New Mexico
    Elevation:12622 ft / 3847 m

Ascent Trip Report

Snow covered the entire trail, until the ridge below the summit. After about four miles, the snow was deep and loose, making for difficult trudging. Once we reached the windswept ridge, the hike was easy uphill until the last push for the summit. This last section required steep hiking through deep snow with heavy winds. The descent was quicker but grueling.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3700 ft / 1128 m
    Distance:14 mi / 22.5 km
    Route:Windsor Trail
    Trailhead:Santa Fe Ski Resort  8922 ft / 2719 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Weather:Cold, Extremely Windy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:4 Hours 20 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:3 Hours 20 Minutes

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