Mount Taylor Climber's Log

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TimmyTee - Oct 14, 2012 1:54 pm Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2011

Nice!  Sucess!

I'm pretty slow ... at the Gooseberry TH @ 0700, on top by 1030.

Chased off the peak by dark clouds, and lots of lightning/thunder that hastened my descent to treeline. But what can one expect in July in New Mexico?


cftbq - Oct 9, 2012 9:39 pm Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2012

Standard route  Sucess!

Hiked up from the Gooseberry Springs TH, then ran down on a beautiful fall day. Nifty peak, good trail all the way.


Kessler - Oct 5, 2012 1:41 pm Date Climbed: Mar 18, 2009

Winter ascent  Sucess!



pattond - Oct 1, 2012 1:35 pm Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2012

Mt Taylor 50k  Sucess!

Ran the 1st annual Mt. Taylor 50k race that has the summit at 24 miles. Great race with friends!

KJB - Aug 5, 2012 4:30 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2012

193 n bad shape  Sucess!

Took the Gooseberry route this morning. An enjoyable hike, nothing to add to previous reports except that dirt road to trailhead is barely passable by passenger car. I made it in my Corolla but would not try it again.


joseyinnet - Oct 10, 2011 7:22 pm Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2011

Fresh snow  Sucess!

Went up after some fresh snow on Saturday morning. It's really a beautiful hike, especially with the snowfall and views of snow capped mountains to the East. With how gorgeous it was, I was kind of surprised that I was the only person on the trail.


twilly - Aug 16, 2011 10:47 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2011

Early start  Sucess!

Started at 5:45 am thinking it would take us a while and there were thunderstorms forecasted. We ended up getting to the summit at 7:15.


jfrishmanIII - May 10, 2011 12:22 am Date Climbed: May 7, 2011

Great hike

Beautiful hike via Gooseberry, though the views were hazy from controlled burns. It was our unborn kid's first 11-er!


dandrew - Jun 19, 2010 5:31 pm Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2010

Gooseberry Springs Trail  Sucess!

Prettier than expected hike with great views at the top. Had to share the trail with some stubborn cows.


Notsob - May 23, 2010 4:43 pm Date Climbed: Oct 23, 2009

Mount Taylor ha ha   Sucess!

Awesome hike. We ran into cows and a tree.


strudolyubov - Dec 6, 2009 12:47 am Date Climbed: Dec 5, 2009

Mount Taylor  Sucess!

Second time on the mountain. Nice one-hour hike from Gooseberry Springs TH to the summit, gorgeous views. On the way back visited Pt. 10,767 on the SE ridge.


asaking11 - Oct 23, 2009 11:30 pm Date Climbed: Oct 23, 2009

Great hike  Sucess!

I hiked this with my little sister, what an awesome view. Fun little hike.


ncst - Oct 20, 2009 8:50 pm Date Climbed: Oct 1, 2009

Short hike  Sucess!

I had breakfast in a route 66 cafe in Grants, then started driving up the mountain, looking for a trail. Saw a sign saying 'La Mosca lookout' and kept driving. From the lookout, full of antennas, and extremely windy, I saw a higher peak and assumed that to be Mt. Taylor. Went down to the saddle and hiked up the 'Gooseberry trail', which took me to the summit in half an hour and made it a really easy summit!, my first one in the US, clear view at the top.

Dennis Poulin

Dennis Poulin - Oct 13, 2009 1:39 pm Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2009

north trail  Sucess!

Easy hike into a cloud. No views.

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Jul 24, 2009 10:07 pm

mountain biking  Sucess!

I did hike, but also mountain biked to the top of this mountain. Would love to do the quadrathlon one day...


Scott - Mar 25, 2009 6:15 pm Date Climbed: Mar 18, 2009

Winter Ascent  Sucess!

I made a winter ascent of Mount Taylor with my six year old son Kessler. The full trip report is below:

Trip Report

It was a rewarding climb and had taken us ten hours and 12 miles round trip. It was a record long distance for him on snowshoes and possibly for me as well.


MoapaPk - Jun 1, 2008 10:41 pm Date Climbed: Oct 7, 1984

over the meadows  Sucess!

Climbed over the meadows on SE side. Beautiful, after an early snow.


davebobk47 - May 24, 2008 5:18 pm Date Climbed: May 24, 2008

Winter Wonderland  Sucess!

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 :)


StumblingBear - May 19, 2008 10:55 am

A Favorite  Sucess!

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.


edevart - Oct 10, 2007 2:37 am Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2001

From Grants  Sucess!

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.

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