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Ascent of Carrizo Mountain-East Slope on 2002-05-30

Climber: Scott Surgent

Date:Thursday, May 30, 2002
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Carrizo Mountain-East Slope
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:5280 ft / 1609 m

Ascent Trip Report

Carrizo Mountain is a hilly plug of a peak, its summit rising in adjoining Las Animas County. The eastern slopes enter into Baca County, the highest point in Baca County somewhere along the county boundary. I found County Road Q and followed it to a track across a pasture and up a mesa, where the road got rough. Once on top the mesa, I drove along an east-west fence line to a gate and a junction with a north-south fence line, which is the Baca-Las Animas County line.

The highest point in Baca County is a single contour of 5,280 feet poking into the county, and the rise and fall of the fence posts made it easy to gauge where it was. I hiked south, then squeezed through the barbed-wire fence into Baca County and paced the highpoint area. Once satisfied, I returned to my truck and was on my way.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:20 ft / 6 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Trailhead:5260 ft / 1603 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country



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