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MoapaPkover the meadows  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 7, 1984

MoapaPk

Climbed over the meadows on SE side. Beautiful, after an early snow.
Posted Jun 1, 2008 10:41 pm

Clark_GriswoldA great relaxing hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 31, 2008

Clark_Griswold

I took my time and enjoyed this hike. It is really beautiful, and the trail is nice. It gets a little hard to follow near the stock tank, but its not that bad. This is the 1st of the 4 sacred peaks I plan to hike this summer.
Posted Jun 1, 2008 8:22 pm

davebobk47Winter Wonderland  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 24, 2008

davebobk47

Isn't Memorial Day Weekend supposed to mark the beginning of summer? 18 inches of fresh snow aboce 11k with 3-4 inches at the trailhead. Had a hard time following the trail lower down due to the snow but managed to pick it back up again. Cloud ceiling at 10,900 prevented me from getting any kind of views on the summit. Guess I'll have to come back on a nicer day :)
Posted May 24, 2008 5:18 pm

StumblingBearA Favorite  Sucess!

StumblingBear

This is a favorite of mine. The point is spend- the- night- on- the- summit! The summit has no trees but just below are some trees and some really nice camp spots. I usually pick the full moon nights, watch the sun set then the moon rise over a cup of tea.The last section of road before the parking area is the worst part of the climb.
Posted May 19, 2008 10:55 am

Six2North Gooseberry Spring Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 28, 2007

Six2

Wanted to get a quick hike in to get acclimatized. We took the short route to the summit, instead of picking up the Gooseberry Spring trail from the south where it is a bit lower. FS road 453 comes up to a hairpin turn in a saddle below Taylor on the north side where you can pick up the Gooseberry Spring trail and hike ~1 mile to the summit, although the route is not as scenic as the southern route.
Posted Oct 29, 2007 3:00 am

edevartFrom Grants  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2001

edevart

Walked up from downtown Grants. Slept on the summit. Awoke in the morning to find a medium sized black bear lifting large boulders and licking up whatever tasty grubs it could find underneath. Hiked as part of the Everett Ruess Trail 2001.
Posted Oct 10, 2007 2:37 am

markhyamsvia Gooseberry Springs Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2007

markhyams

Fun hike on a beautiful day. Not too hot, even though the high in Abq was 94 that day. For a GPS track of the trail, click here.
Posted Jun 18, 2007 8:58 pm

miztflipQuad  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 16, 2007

miztflip

Summited at the mid-point of the 2007 Quad. What a great race. I also met fellow SPer Jason Halladay at the race.
Posted Mar 13, 2007 1:27 pm

weeds19Quad Fun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 21, 2001

weeds19

I've been to the top of Taylor twice, both times while running, biking, skiing, and snowshoeing in the Quadrathlon. Great race!
Posted Mar 9, 2007 10:24 pm

lizrdboyQuadrathalon  Sucess!

lizrdboy

Hiked Talor several times, but the best was when I ran the snowshoe leg of the "Quad". We'll I didn't really run up, but definitely down.
Posted Feb 25, 2007 10:47 pm

Anya JingleVia Gooseberry Springs Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2005

Anya Jingle

We had difficulty in finding the trailhead. We missed the trail sign twice and drove back and forth. Later during the hike, we we followed by two hunters who thought we were mule deer. We eventually heard them in the forest also and thought that they were the deer. Eventually, we all met on the meadows and had a good laugh.
Pleasant hike and a nice warm up before Wheeler Peak the next day. The slideshow from our hike is here, enjoy:
Mount Taylor hike
Posted Jan 19, 2007 8:09 pm

surgentHiked 2000  Sucess!

surgent

Fun short 3-hr hike.
Posted Oct 11, 2006 3:18 pm

woodstriderSnow white and the 9 older gents  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2006

woodstrider

I arrived at night and found that the road was a bit hinky about a mile from the trailhead for the Gooseberry Spring trail so I parked and in the morning I found another road (FR195, which is not marked at it's beginning but is two miles before the Goosebery Trail head) and took that. This led to a bushwhack, which would not surprise anyone who knows me as I often end up off-trail. This led to finding interesting stuff, like "bearing trees" and bears and a race track. Made it to the top to find 9 older gents finishing up lunch. Went down the Trail to see what I had missed and got a lift back to my car. Thanks Frank for the great gorp- it lasted for the rest of my trip.
Walk in Beauty.

I am adding this edit as I see that many people have difficulty finding the trail head.

The trail-head is well marked, there are like three signs, a small parking area big enough for at least 6-8 cars and when I was there someone had laid down white gravel for the first 10 feet of the trail, making it stand out.

I did not get to the trail-head on my visit as I was unsure if my car would make it- there were alot of pot holes and rocks in the road. The problem is that the scenery is a knock out- I think people are just not paying attention. I followed the directions off this page and found them to be spot on.
Posted Oct 3, 2006 4:09 pm

Midlife MountaineerRoute Climbed: Gooseberry Springs  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2006

Midlife Mountaineer

Beautiful day, nice hike, pretty easy trail.
Posted Oct 3, 2006 3:54 am

Dan the JonesRoute Climbed: Gooseberry Springs Date Climbed: 1/8/2006  Sucess!

Dan the Jones

Was a cold windy day, but the pit at the summit sheltered us from the wind. Came down in the dark. Turned off the switchbacks into the ravine on the way down, made for different scenery and a quicker route.
Posted Jan 21, 2006 11:44 pm

Michael CroffordRoute Climbed: Trail 77 (Gooesberry Springs Trail) Date Climbed: September 7, 2005  Sucess!

Michael Crofford

Like the previous poster, I too had difficulty finding the trailhead. After finally finding it, here's my advice:



The only sign is on the left hand side of the road (FR193) where the trailhead is (and it's a small sign that just says 77). However, the parking is directly across on the right side of the road (easily mistaken for a pullout or a camping spot). The trailhead is just after the "sharp turn"....If FR193 diverges with FR193 to the right and FR-Something-Else to the left then you've gone too far.



Other than that a pretty nice hike. Only saw 2 other people.
Posted Sep 13, 2005 1:02 pm

Garon CorizRoute Climbed: Gooseberry Springs Trail Date Climbed: July 30, 2005  Sucess!

Garon Coriz

Couldn't find the trailhead but made it to the top nonetheless by just walking up.
Posted Jul 30, 2005 9:56 pm

wbassRoute Climbed: Gooseberry Springs Date Climbed: July 2004  Sucess!

wbass

Clouds partially obscured the view, but an excellent hike nonetheless. Would be nice to do in the winter.
Posted Aug 2, 2004 7:43 pm

bc44caesarRoute Climbed: Mount Taylor Trail Date Climbed: 10 Jan 2004  Sucess!

bc44caesar

Beautiful Jan day - brought snowshoes but only used them for about a mile
Posted Feb 16, 2004 12:40 pm

dsnellRoute Climbed: Gooseberry Springs Trail Date Climbed: January 1994  Sucess!

dsnell

Climbed on a beautiful winter day with Dave Napiwocki. We thought we might ski from the summit but, when we arrived at the trail head, we realized there wasn't enough snow. Ended up enjoying a farely snow-free hike for most of the trail, except for a few remaining drifts near the summit.
Posted Jan 26, 2003 10:55 am

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