Ascent of Magdalena Peak on 2019-04-04

Climber: Richard Hensley

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Thursday, April 4, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Hi-Clearance Vehicle
Peak:Magdalena Peak
    Location:USA-New Mexico
    Elevation:6625 ft / 2019 m

Ascent Trip Report

Northern track was a disaster. Very uneven terrain mixed with dense prickly vegetation, with several steep and uncrossable gullies thrown in. Final climb was steep and loose.
Southern track better in every way. Picked up cow trail at Spot 5705 and followed it most of the way back.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1626 ft / 495 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1626 ft / 495 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.8 mi / 6.1 km
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble
    Weather:bkn 20k; viz 40mi; breezy; warm
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1422 ft / 433 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1107 ft / 338 m; Extra: 315 ft / 96m
    Loss on way in:315 ft / 96 m
    Distance:1.8 mi / 2.9 km
    Route:S slopes
    Start Trailhead:5518 ft / 1681 m
    Time:2 Hours 41 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1311 ft / 399 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 1107 ft / 338 m; Extra: 204 ft / 62m
    Gain on way out:204 ft / 62 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:S rij; spot 5705
    End Trailhead:5518 ft / 1681 m
    Time:1 Hours 32 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Richard Hensley
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