Ascent of Bonita Peak on 2015-08-05
|Others in Party:||John Lovett|
|Date:||Wednesday, August 5, 2015|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-New Mexico|
| Elevation:||10600 ft / 3230 m|
Ascent Trip ReportDay 4 of our Philmont trek finally brought us our first peak. This is a trail peak we hiked en-route from Crooked Creek Camp to Black Mountain Camp. The trail up from Porcupine to the saddle at 10,400 got pretty steep with full packs, but we persevered and made it through. The peak is tree covered, so there are no views, but a mound of rocks and signpost confirm that you have reached the summit.
Troop 8 atop Bonita Peak (2015-08-05). Photo by David Kensiski.
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|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||1450 ft / 441 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||1500 ft / 457 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Clear|
| Gain on way in:||1450 ft / 441 m|
| Route:||trail north out of Porcupine|
| Start Trailhead:||Crooked Creek Camp 9150 ft / 2788 m|
| Loss on way out:||1500 ft / 457 m|
| End Trailhead:||Black Mountain Camp 9100 ft / 2773 m|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Philmont (7 nights total away from roads)|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 2164 ft / 660 m Total Trip Loss: 4000 ft / 1219 m
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