Ascent of Christmas Mountains High Point on 2013-02-24
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Sunday, February 24, 2013|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Christmas Mountains High Point|
| Elevation:||5728 ft / 1745 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI stopped at the Terlingua Lodge, asked about the permit system and key to the gate and 15 minutes later I was driving up Bare Bones Rd. They require you to have 4WD on the drive. It is probably a good idea to at least have high clearance.
I drove up to a "Y" with the left fork having a locked chain across the road like at the beginning of the road. The key does not fit this lock. I could see comm towers above on the locked gate road. I backed down and kept driving up the right fork to a saddle where the road ended and I parked there.
I put on my pack for the short hike and started climbing towards the towers. Then I checked my GPS and it indicated the high point was in the opposite direction. I came back down to my truck and hiked up the hill without towers where I found the high point. Great views, no Santa Claus, no reindeer, no snow, no Christmas music, just great views.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||470 ft / 143 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||0.8 mi / 1.3 km|
| Route:||Bare Bones Road|
| Trailhead:||5258 ft / 1602 m|
| Route Conditions:||Open Country|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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