Ascent of Big Hatchet Peak on 1993-04-18

Climber: Steve Dowling

Others in Party:Steve Kalavity
Robert Maestas?
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, April 18, 1993
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Big Hatchet Peak
    Location:USA-New Mexico
    Elevation:8356 ft / 2546 m

Ascent Trip Report

Site of the infamous search and rescue effort for Steve's buddy Robert(?) from Espanola. He took the wrong canyon down and wandered lost through the desert for about 30 hours until being found just before sunset near the Mexican border by one of the searchers in a pickup. Had to drink from a stock tank to stay hydrated. Search included two helicopters, a small one from Deming (a coyote-shooting bubble-fucker according to a local cowboy) and a Blackhawk from Davis-Monthan AFB.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Scramble

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