Cerro Grande Climber's Log

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Scrambling Man

Scrambling Man - Jun 1, 2018 10:56 am Date Climbed: May 31, 2018

Good Views  Sucess!

Relatively easy hike to the top. Nice views of surrounding area.

birdhead

birdhead - Jun 11, 2017 3:49 pm Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2017

Trail  Sucess!

Carried Evan to the summit. His first peak!

Stu Brandel

Stu Brandel - Jun 15, 2016 6:55 pm Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2016

Big Grassy Knoll  Sucess!

After a serene and pleasant hike up through the endless grassy meadow that makes up the top of the mountain, I was amazed at the truly vast grassland of Valles Grande. Wonderful 70s F hiking near noon.

mountaingazelle

mountaingazelle - May 10, 2012 1:01 pm Date Climbed: May 6, 2012

Cerro Grande  Sucess!

It was interesting to see the burn areas on Cerro Grande. Good view of Valles Caldera from the summit. I saw several elk on the lower part of mountain.

stinkfoot

stinkfoot - Apr 16, 2011 4:09 pm Date Climbed: Apr 12, 2007

Surprise elk!  Sucess!

Bumped into an elk herd on saddle; beautiful view of caldera from summit.

strudolyubov

strudolyubov - Jul 21, 2009 12:12 pm

Nice hike  Sucess!

Nice hike. Awesome views of Valles Caldera.

davebobk47

davebobk47 - Apr 25, 2009 12:33 am Date Climbed: Apr 24, 2009

Nice  Sucess!

One of the nicer hikes in NM. Great views. Tons of Elk sign but I didn't see any.

MoapaPk

MoapaPk - Dec 14, 2008 2:06 am Date Climbed: May 31, 1983

back before it was legal  Sucess!

I read the instructions from Ungenade's book, and parked my car and started up; there was no trail back then. I knew the Baca Land Co. had given the land to the USPS back in 1976, with the condition that the USPS put up a 2-strand fence along the west side by 1979.

Surprise, surprise! It was Labor Day weekend, the cops were out, and gave me a 7-year probation in lieu of a ticket, when I returned to my car. It turned out that the USPS was unable to meet the requirement (which a private citizen could have met in a few days), and decided to deal with potential trespassing (people who might stumble 1 mile off course and enter Baca land) by making it illegal to climb the mountain. They were going to give me a fine, but I went through the logic with them, and eventually they admitted they were "enforcing" because they screwed up.

Garon Coriz

Garon Coriz - Dec 14, 2008 1:11 am Date Climbed: Dec 13, 2008

Quick Half-day Hike  Sucess!

Snowed the night before, which increased the beauty several fold.

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