Franklin Mountain (North) Climber's Log

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Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Feb 2, 2018 11:45 am Date Climbed: Nov 23, 2016

Standard  Sucess!

P2K

alynch - Nov 29, 2017 10:24 am Date Climbed: Nov 22, 2017

Fun  Sucess!

Hiked this in the morning. Ascended via Mundy's Gap and descended on the Ridge Trail through Cottonwood Springs for a nice shortcut. Total time was about 3.5 hours, with a fair amount of that spent taking photos. Considering the proximity to urban sprawl, it still feels surprisingly wild. Enjoyed it more for the rocks and plants than the vistas, but both were enjoyable.

Larry Laverty

Larry Laverty - Apr 8, 2013 12:30 am Date Climbed: Nov 21, 2007

Standard Route  Sucess!

A great adventure as part of a movie produced by El Paso native, writer and filmmaker Ron Dawson. The views were far better than I got on the airplane flying in to town.

Koonsy

Koonsy - Apr 1, 2011 10:28 pm

Good Stuff  Sucess!

Easy and straight forward hike up to the top but it was better than I expected.

westtex

westtex - Feb 25, 2011 1:56 pm

Juarez Views  Sucess!

Climbed many times the year I lived in El Paso, took the ridge up from Cottonwood Spring most times to avoid old mining road.

ldangerm - Jan 17, 2011 3:14 pm Date Climbed: Dec 31, 2010

Cold  Sucess!

This was an excellent hike. A bit cold at the top.

rlawson

rlawson - Apr 23, 2010 8:22 pm Date Climbed: Apr 22, 2010

Standard  Sucess!

Cold and rainy. Couldn't see a thing. :-(

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Nov 29, 2009 11:47 am Date Climbed: Nov 27, 2009

Standard Route  Sucess!

When I started, I pretty much had the mountain to myself minus a few descending mountain bikers. I ran into two middle-aged peak baggers en route to the summit. On my way down, I was pleased to see what seemed like half of the city of El Paso out with their families walking off their Thanksgiving feasts. Neat to see the Organ Mountains from the summit, but the smog was almost intolerable.

Vinegaroon

Vinegaroon - Jul 23, 2009 3:56 pm Date Climbed: May 23, 2009

El Paso's Highest

I've been up several times in the past 20 years. Nice views and wide trail... Taking the ridge from Mundy's gap is the quickest way up and less traveled...

HuecoRat

HuecoRat - Mar 5, 2009 11:21 am

Unique Summit Conditions  Sucess!

I first climbed N Franklin with my Dad when I was 8 years old. When we got to the summit (which in those days was very small and rocky outcrop with a 4-foot-high, triangular, metal beacon shack on it), we discovered that the summit rocks were covered in millions of ladybugs. We could scoop them up in double handfuls! I have been back there too many times to count in the intervening years, in all seasons, and from every side, but have never seen a single ladybug since that first springtime visit.

eric-griz

eric-griz - Jul 5, 2008 8:18 pm Date Climbed: Apr 18, 2004

Nice hike in the Chihuahuan Desert  Sucess!

Hiked up via the standard route. Enjoyable little hike.

Outdooraholic

Outdooraholic - Jan 4, 2008 2:19 pm Date Climbed: Oct 31, 2007

Short hike  Sucess!

Short hike to the top. Took my about two hours to get up and down.

weeds19

weeds19 - Sep 8, 2007 5:35 pm Date Climbed: Dec 29, 2002

A nice way to get out  Sucess!

I hiked this before moving to Las Cruces, and I've been up it several times since. A great half day hike to get the blood flowing. The ridge is more fun then the road.

grunt

grunt - Jun 17, 2005 1:05 pm

Route Climbed: Standard Date Climbed: Many times  Sucess!

A rocky trail for most of the way. Great views of Fort Bliss, El Paso, and Cuidad Juarez. The wind really picks up after passing through Mundy's Gap to the east side of the mountain.

wbass

wbass - Jun 29, 2004 7:44 pm

Route Climbed: Mundy's Gap Date Climbed: January 2003  Sucess!

Standard route, easy ascent on an old jeep road. Advisable to hike this peak in the winter.

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