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Ascent of Bonita Peak on 2006-08-15

Climber: Mark Ingersoll

Others in Party:11 others in our crew
Date:Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Bonita Peak
    Location:USA-New Mexico
    Elevation:10600 ft / 3230 m

Ascent Trip Report

Our Scout crew left Beaubien at 9,500 feet and ascended Big Bonita followed by Big Red before making it to Cyphers Mine in the Philmont Scout Reservation. Weather was clear although we had to race up the 300' summit cone of Big Red to snap some quick pics and get over the other side before a lightning storm crashed upon us. we ate lunch on t he far side of Big Red and listened to the lightning strike the summit. It was an amazing climb.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1100 ft / 335 m
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Stream Ford, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Rope, Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Clear skies in afternoon, warm temps
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1100 ft / 335 m
    Start Trailhead:Beaubien Staff Camp  9500 ft / 2895 m
Descent Statistics



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