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Ascent of Peak 7657 on 2017-01-05

Climber: Fred Brown

Others in Party:Stu
Date:Thursday, January 5, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Peak 7657
    Location:USA-New Mexico
    Elevation:7657 ft / 2333 m

Ascent Trip Report

From the Copper Street open space parking lot take trail #400 directly east to Foothills Trail #365 which switchbacks up the U-Mound to a saddle where the trail turns into a road. Proceed north on the road to another road/trail that climbs a steep hill topped with a power line tower. At the top of the hill look for an obvious trail on your right that heads northeast then east, this is the start of the South Mano Trail. The trail will continue to wind its way towards a saddle (elev 7148 ft) between Peak 7657 and Peak 7400. User access trails go to both Peak 7657 and Peak 7400. While the user trail to the south for Peak 7400 is very obvious, the trail for Peak 7657 is not. It starts at the east end of the large rock outcropping on the saddle and winds steeply up Peak 7657. This route includes several false peaks and possibly some light scrambling. The one way distance from the Copper Trailhead to the saddle is 1.85 miles. Its another .45 miles to the top of Peak 7657 for a total of 2.3 miles. The trail to the south from the saddle climbs steeply up to the rocks near the top of Peak 7400 where a trail to the "Eye on Albuquerque" picks up. Some scrambling is required.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1907 ft / 580 m
    Extra Gain:100 ft / 30 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.6 mi / 7.4 km
    Route:Copper Tr to TR-365 North to S Mano Tr to User Tra
    Trailhead:Copper Open Space Parking Lot  5950 ft / 1813 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 



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