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Bluebell08Winter climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 12, 2014

Bluebell08

Williams Lake trail to the new Wheeler Peak Summit trail, which was covered in snow and difficult to follow on the way up. Some post-holing but not too bad; used crampons although some rocky sections. Tagged Walter as well on the ridge and then descended the switchbacks that were visible and went down the same way to the Lake trail. NO wind at all, temps in the 30's but absolutely beautiful and warm with the sun! Big horn sheep near the summit. Highpoint #21.
Posted Mar 17, 2014 10:42 am

JBR1969Perfect Weather  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2009

JBR1969

From Williams Lake
Posted Mar 4, 2014 9:53 am

CarvNew Mexico   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2012

Carv

Standard route solo.
Posted Jan 22, 2014 3:14 pm

iamrwoodWilliams Lake Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2013

iamrwood

Made it to the top early in the morning, experienced a beautiful sunrise at Williams Lake before summiting!
Posted Jan 14, 2014 2:56 am

Doc FoxHiking wit Cheech  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2012

Doc Fox

My wife and I kept running into some dude that, even in the Alpine environment, kept da trees going.
Pretty sure he never made it down.
Posted Jan 10, 2014 7:42 pm

KevintheclimberSummit in early season   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2012

Kevintheclimber

Was fun, encountered 60 plus mph winds on summit.
Posted Dec 27, 2013 11:34 pm

MadGrad96Wheeler  Sucess!

MadGrad96

Bull of the Woods and Williams Lake routes
Posted Nov 1, 2013 8:11 am

C WenkerLoop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2013

C Wenker

Up Lake Williams, down Bull.
Posted Oct 2, 2013 10:26 am

tknutilatknutila  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2013
My son and I climbed by the new Williams Lake trail last Sunday- very good hiking but still a difficult climb that I as a 63 year old irregular hiker should have trained more for, but I made it. Highlight aside from making the summit was getting within 50 yards of a herd of 10 bighorn sheep--amazing. Weather was spectacular. I would recommend this to anyone in reasonable condition- nice views and good hiking challenge plus even someone like me can make it up and back in 6-7 hours.
Posted Sep 12, 2013 8:41 pm

yadahzoemtnGreat Fun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2012

yadahzoemtn

Part of a great road trip to capture high points.
Posted Sep 3, 2013 8:29 pm

cullman1988Beautiful!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2012

cullman1988

MY first above 12,000'. Loved it. Met David Clark and Hugh Wilson here and we hiked Mt.Elbert in August 2013 together. Amazing how hiking can change you and bring you out of your shell!
Posted Aug 30, 2013 11:02 am

ZeeJayNice hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2013

ZeeJay

Nice hike via the Lake Williams trail.
Posted Aug 18, 2013 6:35 pm

mebo1126#7 State High Point!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2013

mebo1126

Hiked this in conjunction with Mt. Walter via the new William's Lake trail. The views were beautiful, although the weather was a bit sketch. I really enjoyed seeing all the chubby marmots along the way!
Posted Aug 12, 2013 9:07 pm

mcmurdosoundgreat hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2013

mcmurdosound

started early but thunderstorms rolled in about 8 am. we drove out from CA to do wheeler peak so we decided to wait the storm out. about an hour later we finished the hike to the summit and loved it. i'll be the blasphemous dude who thought Wheeler and Walter were more impressive than Mt. Elbert! We took the new Williams Lake Trail which was very well marked. I thought it was pretty strenuous, but it was a nice relatively short hike. Saw lots of big horn sheep, massive marmots, and some sort of guinea hen looking bird. this was actually probably the highlight of my hiking trip to Utah, Colorado and New Mexico.
Posted Aug 12, 2013 8:44 pm

Zachary Andrew5 peaks  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2013

Zachary Andrew

Got to Williams Lake Trailhead at about midnight and hiked to the lake in the pitch black. Arrived at the lake at about 2am. Woke up to stunning scenery and summited at about noon. While you are there you might as well get in Old mike, Simpson, Walter, and Frazer peaks for a 5 peak day. Camped in the La Cal Basin 2nd night. Made the mistake of trying to bushwhack my way down a super steep (70% Grade at max) valley next to Frazer, to avoid the boring and long bull-of-woods trail. Don't do it... I fell 16 times, and with a 20kg backpack you'll be somersaulting down the mountain. Certainly a quick, but not pleasant way to get down.
Posted Aug 12, 2013 1:54 pm

Jimmy RiversBeautiful backcountry hike!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2013

Jimmy Rivers

Hiked up Bull of the Woods trail as an overnighter, camping just below tree line at the La Cal basin. We were above tree line for so long though, and it was just stunning scenery for a Florida guy like myself. The elevation didn't really mess with us, thankfully, and we made it without a problem. I absolutely loved this area, inc nearby Taos, in northern NM. Wheeler was tough, yet rewarding. STATE HP #25!! Halfway home.
Posted Jul 22, 2013 12:04 am

THalky#25  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2013

THalky

Camped in la Cal Basin, summitted early am then hiked out. Rough but amazing hike.
Posted Jul 15, 2013 12:11 pm

flatlanderHighest yet  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2013

flatlander

My son and I took the Williams Lake route to the summit trail, up and down. About 7 hours R/T, not too bad for us sea level guys, but it was challenging. Saw 5 goats, lots of marmots, one deer. Second SHP this summer. Going for three (Elbert) later this month.
Posted Jul 9, 2013 6:53 am

birdheadEast Fork Red River  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2013

birdhead

Climbed via the trail from the East Fork of the Red River. Lighting near the summit forced a quick descent. 4:54 RT.
Posted Jun 16, 2013 9:20 pm

Brian Kalet2 Peaks  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 26, 2013

Brian Kalet

With Mount Walter.
Posted May 28, 2013 3:58 pm

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