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Ascent of Jicarita Peak on 2014-08-06

Climber: Brad Repass

Others in Party:Brother Bob Repass
Date:Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Jicarita Peak
    Location:USA-New Mexico
    Elevation:12835 ft / 3912 m

Ascent Trip Report

Left Alamitos trailhead just after dawn. Unlike many access roads in Santa Fe National Forest, the road in was in good shape. There is a stream and decent campsites a few hundred yards in if you want to camp the night before ascent. Very gradual ascent first three miles or so- one string of switch backs but not too bad. When you reach the ridge , spectacular views every direction. When you reach ridge take Skyline Trail to right about .3 miles - Jicarita Peak is second peak you see - unnamed peak 7 ft lower must be passed. Toughest part was 200 ft scramble over endless small boulders to get to the summit but worth it. Saw elk on way down.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2835 ft / 864 m
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Perfect
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2835 ft / 864 m
    Distance:5.5 mi / 8.9 km
    Start Trailhead:Alamitos Trai head  10000 ft / 3048 m
    Time:5 Hours 
Descent Statistics



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