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Clark_GriswoldWindy as Hell  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 9, 2012

Clark_Griswold

Cold and windy summit with the harshest wind I have experienced in several years. Blowing dust and low level humidity obscured views, so even Sierra Blanca was not visible. A nice half a day outing for December.
Posted Dec 10, 2012 12:43 pm

JustDSMHot day!
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2012

JustDSM

Didn't quite tag the summit this time. Brought along my German Shepherd who's recovering from a injury and this was to be her first "training" hike with her carrying weight in her pack to build her strength back up. For her the day just got a little too hot, too fast. We made the "South Summit" before I had to pull the plug for her saftey. We'll be back! Great hike though!
Posted Jun 29, 2012 4:46 pm

jm141302Hot
Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2011

jm141302

Camped in White Sands Park which doesn´t open their gates until 7:00 so we had to start later than I would have liked. We got to the west trailhead around 8:00. We got close to the false summit but turned around because of the heat, lack of water, and we were getting frustrated with the number times the yucca and cactus cut our legs. 4 liters of water for 2 people was not enough with that heat. It was a beautiful place, and I would love to try again but when it´s cooler. I saw a very fast, thin iridescent blue snake. The car thermometer read 103°F when we got back.
Posted Apr 2, 2012 12:28 pm

eric-grizMy first ascent in the Organs  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 22, 2011

eric-griz

I love the Organ Mountains. They are probably my favorite mountain range in all of New Mexico! Unfortunately, this may be my only ascent of one of the Organs in that I lack the technical rock climbing skills.
Posted Nov 23, 2011 8:12 pm

twillyFun times  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 19, 2009

twilly

I was still pretty new to climbing mountains when I did this hike. Lots of people talk about hiking Baylor pass so I decided to hike Baylor Peak. Fun hike.
Posted Aug 30, 2011 2:18 pm

panzerbobgood day!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 30, 2011
6.5 hours round trip from Baylor trail head to top of peak. saw lots of lizards, but no snakes. Wind was moderate on the ascent, but rather stiff going down!
Posted Mar 30, 2011 8:03 pm

KoonsyGood Stuff  Sucess!

Koonsy

Great hike with very rewarding views. There is no real trail to the summit making it a slow go of avoiding cactus, but still a well worth hike.
Posted Mar 19, 2011 1:12 am

wbassNice

wbass

Agree with other comment that it was odd that we had never climbed this peak. It was hot the day we went up, so we made it as far as the false summit and will go back on another cooler day.
Posted Aug 17, 2008 6:19 pm

citizen453Watch for Low Flyers  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 18, 2007

citizen453

My first summit on Baylor was a windy stormy day. Right at the pass a big, black helicopter passed not 200yds overhead coming from the east and continued south through the Organs. Passed by another 3 or 4 times while I was summiting. Don't know if this is common but pretty spectacular addition to a nice summit.
Posted Mar 16, 2008 9:52 pm

weeds19From Baylor Canyon Rd  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2006

weeds19

After hiking up Baylor Canyon a few times I wondered why the trail didn't continue to the Baylor Peak summit. There are signs of a use trail along the ridge, but all in all it is a cactus dodging affair as you make your way to the summit.
Posted Sep 8, 2007 5:30 pm

kelsterMy First Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 15, 2007

kelster

This was a tough climb, but I didn't give up. It was also my first summit. The mountain itself wasn't hard, but it was the 3.5 mile hike to get to the mountain. Then after you were done climbing, you had to hike back 3.5 miles to get back to your car.
Posted May 20, 2007 4:28 pm

rayrayNice climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 15, 2007

rayray

Started from the west trail head at Baylor Canyon Road. Temps were moderate but strong wind gusts are prevalent in this area and today was no different. Lots of loose rocks along the route. Trekking poles are a must (at least for me). The views make a trip to this peak, which is easily accessible compared to other peaks in the Organs, well worth the time and effort.
Posted Apr 16, 2007 12:27 am

lizrdboyAlpine in Las Cruces?  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 27, 2007

lizrdboy

After several Southern New Mexico snow storms, Baylor had between 1 and 2 feet of snow. What a great way to hike a desert peak! I "broke trail" all the way to the top. Fun stuff.
Posted Feb 28, 2007 2:09 pm

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