Ascent of Eagle Peak on 2020-11-12

Climber: Paul McClellan

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Thursday, November 12, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Hi-Clearance Vehicle
Peak:Eagle Peak
    Location:USA-New Mexico
    Elevation:9786 ft / 2982 m

Ascent Trip Report

I followed the driving directions provided by Ken Jones and Fred Brown. If not obvious, bear right across a cattle guard just beyond the ford of the Tularosa River to remain on FR 233.

There were a few patches of very light snow high on the drive to the saddle. Three trees were down across the road perhaps 50 yards below the saddle. There was room to turn my Jeep around there. Another tree was down across the road between the saddle and the locked gate.

I saw no other vehicles or hikers on the drive or hike, but did see three coyotes cross in front of me on the drive up and three javelinas cross in front of me on the descent. A very pleasant day with beautiful views!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:461 ft / 140 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:Lookout road
    Trailhead:Below gate  9325 ft / 2842 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Paul McClellan
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