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Ascent of Cabresto Peak on 2013-07-03

Climber: Richard Oestreicher

Others in Party:Alan Bernier
Date:Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Cabresto Peak
    Location:USA-New Mexico
    Elevation:12448 ft / 3794 m

Ascent Trip Report

We left our campsite at (about 11265) shortly before 8AM and followed the trail up to the ridge line at roughly 12,100. The newly maintained trail ( a forest service crew had been through here just a few days ago) was easy walking except the steep section for the last few hundred feet to the ridge line but we took it slowly most of the way. Perhaps we both were feeling the previous day's effort a bit. Once up the ridge, we took the trail left, more a use trail than a fully developed trail, to the ridge line that connects Cabresto and Cabresto Sur Este. The route up Cabresto also shows a use trail here and there, but with the peak clearly visible about a half mile away it's obvious which way to go. We climbed up, and occasionally slightly down, a few small knobs to the cairn at the top, signed the register, and admired the amazing view (most of the high peaks in the Latir Wilderness offer extraordinary 360 degree views, but they get far fewer climbers than some of the less scenic Wheeler Wilderness peaks. In 5 trips into the high peaks areas of the Latir, I've never seen another hiker above tree line (except my partner Alan on this trip). We didn't tarry long because of threatening clouds to the west.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1369 ft / 416 m
    Total Elevation Loss:186 ft / 56 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.9 mi / 4.7 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Cool, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1334 ft / 406 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1183 ft / 361 m; Extra: 151 ft / 46m
    Loss on way in:151 ft / 46 m
    Distance:2.1 mi / 3.4 km
    Route:Bull Creek Trail to ridgeline; use trail and bushw
    Start Trailhead:11265 ft / 3433 m
    Time:1 Hours 56 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:35 ft / 10 m
    Gain on way out:35 ft / 10 m
    Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
    Time:20 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Cabresto Peaks (1 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Latir Wilderness Campsite2013-07-022154 ft / 657 m
2Cabresto Peak2013-07-031369 ft / 417 m
3Peak 124562013-07-03399 ft / 122 m
Total Trip Gain: 3922 ft / 1196 m    Total Trip Loss: 403 ft / 123 m



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