Ascent of Lower Atalaya Point 8192 on 2019-03-09

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:Willie-Weimaraner Musser
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, March 9, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Lower Atalaya Point 8192
    Location:USA-New Mexico
    Elevation:8192 ft / 2496 m

Ascent Trip Report

I like to grab some additional gain when training and explore sub peaks when they are near trails. There is a subpeak near the summit of Atalaya that someone has entered into the database to get extra credit but the prominence of this small nub is well under 100 feet so instead on the way down, I had been eyeing this other lower subpeak that also has a USGS BM on the top giving it a clean elevation of point 8192. This point was not in the database and was a bit further off trail and sports 100 foot prominence minimum so I preferred this for extra credit. And, unlike the other subpeak at the higher elevation, this subpeak is frequently hiked. I know this because it had a very well developed social trail (use trail) to the summit and a cairn and in fact, it appeared that folks hike beyond this peak and down the other side. I did not follow it beyond the summit. Since it is a well used destination along the main trail with a un-maintained but well used social trail, and has 100 feet of rise, heck..........extra credit when training for me and Willie. Decent views off the side of the summit too.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:152 ft / 46 m
    Total Elevation Loss:152 ft / 46 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.3 mi / 0.5 km
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:132 ft / 40 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 112 ft / 34 m; Extra: 20 ft / 6m
    Loss on way in:20 ft / 6 m
    Distance:0.1 mi / 0.2 km
    Route:see GPS track
    Start Trailhead:saddle between peaks  8080 ft / 2462 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:132 ft / 40 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 112 ft / 34 m; Extra: 20 ft / 6m
    Gain on way out:20 ft / 6 m
    Distance:0.1 mi / 0.2 km
    End Trailhead:saddle between peaks  8080 ft / 2462 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Santa Fe-1

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Atalaya Mountain2019-03-09 a2241 ft / 683 m
2Lower Atalaya Point 81922019-03-09 b152 ft / 46 m
3Monte Luna2019-03-09 c851 ft / 259 m
4Sun Mountain2019-03-09 d315 ft / 96 m
Total Trip Gain: 3559 ft / 1084 m    Total Trip Loss: 607 ft / 185 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by William Musser
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