Ascent of McKnight Mountain on 2020-07-18
|Others in Party:||Stacey Kassan|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Saturday, July 18, 2020|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Location:||USA-New Mexico|
| Elevation:||10165 ft / 3098 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThe road out is about 18 miles of dirt (and rocks), usually not too bad, but it had some challenging spots. It only required high clearance (and good tires).
The "trail" is so overgrown as to be tough to find in a couple spots, but the worst part of this was getting around the dead trees blocking the trail in numerous places. The thick brush off trail made going around them usually impossible. The brush on trail was also annoying in that some of the plants had thorns.
I had wanted to visit the other high point (especially since it had the same elevation according to the map), but the terrain was too bad- probably no worse than the "trail", but given we still had the descent ahead of us, we did not want an additional hour or more of it.
I did not bring my poles, but they would have been useful in places for beating back the brush.
This hike was much tougher than the distance and elevation gain would suggest.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||845 ft / 257 m|
| Extra Gain:||100 ft / 30 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||3.6 mi / 5.8 km|
| Route:||South ridge trail|
| Trailhead:||Road end 9520 ft / 2901 m|
| Quality:||2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack|
| Time:||1 Hours 45 Minutes|
| Time:||1 Hours 30 Minutes|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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Peaks: climbed and unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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