Ascent of Eagle Peak on 2017-08-16

Climber: Fred Brown

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Eagle Peak
    Location:USA-New Mexico
    Elevation:9786 ft / 2982 m

Ascent Trip Report

I followed Ken Jones trip report which is spot on. Ken is correct in saying there is no sign marking the turn off if coming from Reserve. As he said, the turnoff is about half way between MM9 and MM10. The turn is difficult to see until you're right on it. Once you turn you will see a brown sign for FR-233. Continue on until you reach a clearly marked sign on your right, "Eagle Peak 5 Miles". This is a high clearance road. The gate near the top was locked so had to park at the saddle. Hiked up the road to the tower. There are two benchmarkers, one behind the Eagle Peak sign and another at the NE corner of the tower concrete pad. No log.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:446 ft / 135 m
    Total Elevation Loss:446 ft / 135 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.8 mi / 2.9 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:446 ft / 135 m
    Distance:0.9 mi / 1.4 km
    Route:FR-233 to Lookout Road
    Start Trailhead:Saddle Parking  9340 ft / 2846 m
    Time:20 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:446 ft / 135 m
    Distance:0.9 mi / 1.4 km
    Route:FR-233 to Lookout Road
    End Trailhead:Saddle Parking Lot  9340 ft / 2846 m
    Time:15 Minutes

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