Ascent of Wheeler Peak on 2017-06-26

Climber: David Gambone

Others in Party:Nancy Bartlett
Brady Gambone
Hayley Gambone
Date:Monday, June 26, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Wheeler Peak
    Location:USA-New Mexico
    Elevation:13161 ft / 4011 m

Ascent Trip Report

Arrived in Taos, New Mexico on Sunday afternoon. Stayed in wonderful Airb&b right near plaza. Drove to Taos Ski Valley on Monday morning to Williams Lake Trailhead. Hiked <2 miles to trail post marking the way to the summit, over a number of areas where the trail was covered with snow. Continued hiking up Williams Lake Trail to summit for a total of 3:25 up; and 2:35 down. Encountered a heard of 5-6 Big Horn Sheep right near the summit. Stopped for photos at the summit monument/canon/plaque. Signed registration book located in cannon. Took photo of benchmark at the highest point on Mount Wheeler. A gorgeous hike/climb- the scenery was spectacular, the hike challenging over the last 500 feet or so due to altitude. State Highpoint #37!
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    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground

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