Mount Taylor Climber's Log

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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.


markhyams - Jun 18, 2007 8:58 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2007

via Gooseberry Springs Trail  Sucess!

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.


miztflip - Mar 13, 2007 1:27 pm Date Climbed: Feb 16, 2007

Quad  Sucess!

Summited at the mid-point of the 2007 Quad. What a great race. I also met fellow SPer Jason Halladay at the race.


weeds19 - Mar 9, 2007 10:24 pm Date Climbed: Feb 21, 2001

Quad Fun  Sucess!

I've been to the top of Taylor twice, both times while running, biking, skiing, and snowshoeing in the Quadrathlon. Great race!


lizrdboy - Feb 25, 2007 10:47 pm

Quadrathalon  Sucess!

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.

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Jan 19, 2007 8:09 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2005

Via Gooseberry Springs Trail  Sucess!

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


surgent - Oct 11, 2006 3:18 pm

Hiked 2000  Sucess!

Fun short 3-hr hike.

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