Ascent of Penasco Amarillo on 2015-07-21

Climber: Richard Oestreicher

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Penasco Amarillo
    Location:USA-New Mexico
    Elevation:10712 ft / 3265 m

Ascent Trip Report

I parked at a wide spot on the highway where my GPS gave me a readng of 1.3 mi. from the hp coordinates. It is possible to start at least 400 feet higher back up the highway but with at least twice the distance. I hopped a fence and bushwhacked up several steep slopes to the remnants of a forest road that meanders through floral covered meadows. Wooded top with no views but views along the way and the high mountain meadows beautifully bedecked with flowers were worth the trip alone.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:787 ft / 239 m
    Total Elevation Loss:35 ft / 10 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.5 mi / 5.6 km
    Route Conditions:
    Weather:Pleasant, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:762 ft / 232 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 752 ft / 230 m; Extra: 10 ft / 3m
    Loss on way in:10 ft / 3 m
    Distance:1.8 mi / 2.9 km
    Start Trailhead:hwy 64  9960 ft / 3035 m
    Time:1 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:25 ft / 7 m
    Gain on way out:25 ft / 7 m
    Distance:1.7 mi / 2.7 km
    Time:51 Minutes

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