Ascent of Shaefers Peak in 1996-07

Climber: James Barlow

Others in Party:Dan Jepperson
Setve Jepperson
James Luthro
John Kinnear
Date:July, 1996
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Shaefers Peak
    Location:USA-New Mexico
    Elevation:9414 ft / 2869 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was the only peak that I know we actually summited on the 10 day backpacking trek through Philmont. We camped at Shaefers Pass the night before with the intention of catching sunrise on the Tooth of Time. Since it was the final day of our trip and we were wearing out, we ended up sleeping a little later than planned and had to settle for sunrise on Shaefers Peak instead. As we approached the summit, we knew that there was no way we could cover the ground to the Tooth of Time by sunrise, so we waited a bit on top of Shaefers for the sun to rise. I can't remember how long - it was over a decade ago... After that, we headed due east along Tooth of Time Ridge to the main camp and ended our trek.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1884 ft / 574 m
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1884 ft / 574 m
    Route:Bear Creek to Shaefers Pass
    Start Trailhead:7530 ft / 2295 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Philmont '96 (10 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Skyline Peak-Trail at Saddle1996-07 a1272 ft / 388 m
3Shaefers Peak1996-07 b1884 ft / 574 m
Total Trip Gain: 3156 ft / 962 m

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