Ascent of Tesuque Peak on 2018-08-02

Climber: Matt Sedlak

Date:Thursday, August 2, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Tesuque Peak
    Location:USA-New Mexico
    Elevation:12047 ft / 3671 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started hiking from Aspen Basin at about 9:20 AM -0 not many cars in the PA. Headed up along a chair lift and "missed" the left fork along the road so corrected without losing much elevation having found a herd path through the woods. Pretty much straight up and straight down from there. I was definitely sucking wind on the way up - pretty steep, but very good footing as there were tufts of grass all over the trails. Near the top I could smell electrical burning and then as I approached the myriad of towers and antennae, I had a metal taste in my mouth - yuk! Summitted about 11:20 AM. Met a woman hiker with dog hiker who came up from the basin, but a different way. Pretty view of Santa Fe lake from up there. I think Deception and Lake peaks were not visible from there as we were too low to see over a knob. Took a break down out of the wind for lunch on the way down. Got back at about 12:34.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1700 ft / 518 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1700 ft / 518 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.1 mi / 6.6 km
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1700 ft / 518 m
    Distance:2.1 mi / 3.4 km
    Route:Ski Trails
    Start Trailhead:10347 ft / 3153 m
    Time:2 Hours 1 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1700 ft / 518 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:Ski Trails
    End Trailhead:10347 ft / 3153 m
    Time:1 Hours 14 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Matt Sedlak
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