Ascent of Airplane Ridge on 2018-09-20

Climber: Jeffrey Swain

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Thursday, September 20, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Airplane Ridge
    Elevation:5000 ft / 1524 m

Ascent Trip Report

Okay. So I missed the Monument when I climbed on the 18th so I had to go back. I started about 9 a.m. and it was already warm. You can refer to the 9/18/2018 ascent, as trail conditions barely changed. Air was a little hazier and I did find the Monument this time around. I didn't quite read the trail signs correctly and found myself on a different trail leading back to the Japacha Trailhead. There should have been another trail leading back to Arroyo Seco and/or Japacha Peak. In any case, it was a very dry hike and I went through about six quarts of water that day, another reason I did not try for Japacha Peak on that ascent.
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The Monument commemorates an airplane crash (2018-09-20). Photo by Jeffrey Swain.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1101 ft / 335 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1003 ft / 305 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6.3 mi / 10.2 km
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Warm and sunny
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1101 ft / 335 m
    Distance:2.4 mi / 3.9 km
    Route:Monument Trail
    Start Trailhead:Green Valley Campground  3899 ft / 1188 m
    Time:1 Hours 54 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1003 ft / 305 m
    Distance:3.9 mi / 6.3 km
    Route:West Mesa Trail
    End Trailhead:Green Valley Campground  3997 ft / 1218 m
    Time:3 Hours 34 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Jeffrey Swain
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