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Ascent of Old Mike Peak on 2019-06-29

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:Brinson Willis
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, June 29, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Old Mike Peak
    Location:USA-New Mexico
    Elevation:13113 ft / 3996 m

Ascent Trip Report

At nearly the 300 feet of prominence and with outstanding views and many big horn sheep roaming around to enjoy, this almost as high a Wheeler peak provided solitude to enjoy the alpine experience. It is about an extra mile so you add on a 2 mile round trip to bag it but it is definitely worth it. The sheep were a real bonus. The trail is easy to follow and only class 1 along the gentle ridge
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:233 ft / 71 m
    Total Elevation Loss:233 ft / 71 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Grade/Class:1
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:233 ft / 71 m
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.5 km
    Route:follow the ridge line
    Start Trailhead:saddle between peaks  12880 ft / 3925 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:233 ft / 71 m
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.5 km
    End Trailhead:saddle between peaks  12880 ft / 3925 m
Ascent Part of Trip: New Mexico

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Wheeler Peak2019-06-29 a3101 ft / 945 m
2Simpson Peak2019-06-29 b56 ft / 17 m
3Old Mike Peak2019-06-29 c233 ft / 71 m
4(Attempt) Mosaic Rock2019-06-29 e274 ft / 84 m
Total Trip Gain: 3664 ft / 1117 m    Total Trip Loss: 984 ft / 301 m



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