Mount Walter Climber's Log

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Ambret

Ambret - Sep 11, 2017 10:28 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2017

On Way to Wheeler  Sucess!

Had to climb over Mt Walter to get to Wheeler Peak, the day's objective. But hey, Summitpost lists Walter as a separate summit, so might as well claim credit, right?

Ruvicha

Ruvicha - Aug 18, 2017 3:40 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2017

Second Time Around  Sucess!

First did Mt. Walter on the way to Wheeler Peak in 2009; the return engagement this year was to help other friends score both peaks. Although the Williams Lake route to Wheeler is shorter and evidently a more popular approach, I highly recommend taking the much more scenic Bull of the Woods Trail to Wheeler Peak -- you will get Fraser Mountain and Mt. Walter along the way -- and then returning via the now well-developed trail down to Williams Lake back to the starting point at the Taos Ski Valley (when I first descended to Williams Lake in 2009, the "path" was scarcely more than a narrow animal track -- since then, someone has gone to a lot of trouble to build a wide, excellent trail).

Judd97

Judd97 - Mar 20, 2017 12:46 am Date Climbed: Mar 19, 2017

Along for the ride  Sucess!

Passed along the way to Wheeler Peak. Nice little peak; super windy on top.

hgrapid

hgrapid - Jul 7, 2016 7:45 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2016

With Wheeler  Sucess!

With Wheeler, Fraser and Bull of the Woods

chicagotransplant

chicagotransplant - Jul 7, 2016 6:52 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2016

Wheeler Grand Traverse  Sucess!

Rachael and I started from Bull-of-the-Woods trailhead, summited Walter, Wheeler, Simpson, Old Mike, "Fairchild", Lake Fork and Kachina and then descended the ski area back to the car. Some fun scrambly sections between Simpson and "Fairchild" and again to get up Lake Fork. Long loop, not sure the mileage of vert but we took about 9 hours to complete it.

TimmyC

TimmyC - Sep 23, 2015 11:11 am Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2015

Nice side-trip  Sucess!

Nice little jaunt from the saddle of Wheeler. I mean, as long as you're up there, why not? Great views until the clouds rolled in.

Keith Medlock

Keith Medlock - Jul 22, 2015 1:01 pm Date Climbed: May 3, 2015

Mount Walter  Sucess!

Summit number 4

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Nov 5, 2014 8:11 am

several times  Sucess!

usually done with Wheeler. I used to live in N.M. and did Wheeler peak almost yearly for several years…. sometimes even jogging the trail.

MountainHikerCO

MountainHikerCO - Sep 1, 2014 10:17 pm Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2014

Short Side Trip  Sucess!

Did Wheeler from the ski area, Williams Lake trail. Added Walter with a short side trip.

technicolorNH

technicolorNH - Aug 28, 2014 9:03 am Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2014

Sheep can fly  Sucess!

After doing Wheeler, Simpson, and Old Mike this was where I saw a sheep fly. He had been tranquilized by fish and game for breeding purposes and they flew him off the mountain slung under a helicopter. Not something you see in the mountains every day.

jdzaharia

jdzaharia - Jun 9, 2014 9:41 am Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2014

Good View of Wheeler  Sucess!

Neat summit in itself, and neat spot to rest before making the final hike to Wheeler.

punchline

punchline - May 30, 2014 9:07 pm Date Climbed: May 27, 2014

On the way to Wheeler Peak  Sucess!

Ended up taking the Bull of the Woods trail up and the Williams Lake Trail down and hit this on the way. We weren't quite sure what the weather was going to do as some very early morning dark clouds appeared. Ended up being a nice day. Nice "false summit" on the way to Wheeler and a great day overall. Camped at the Twining/Bull of the Woods trailhead area.

Bluebell08

Bluebell08 - Mar 17, 2014 10:33 am Date Climbed: Mar 12, 2014

Beautiful  Sucess!

Winter climb on the way up to Wheeler. No wind at all so it was fantastic. Big horn sheep to see as well.

yadahzoemtn

yadahzoemtn - Nov 10, 2013 3:18 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2012

On the Way  Sucess!

Caught this one on the way back from Wheeler. Don't skip it.

C Wenker

C Wenker - Oct 2, 2013 10:27 am Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2013

Loop  Sucess!

Up Lake Williams, down Bull.

ZeeJay

ZeeJay - Aug 19, 2013 1:57 pm Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2013

Easy peasy  Sucess!

Easy side trip on the way back from Wheeler Peak.

mebo1126

mebo1126 - Aug 12, 2013 9:08 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2013

Easy Trek from Wheeler  Sucess!

I was happy this peak was so close to Wheeler because it made it easy to bag two peaks in one day!

mcmurdosound

mcmurdosound - Aug 12, 2013 8:38 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2013

awesome  Sucess!

great peak with spectacular views. saw marmots the size of small dogs. saw a couple herds of big horn sheep. really cloudy, waited out an early morning thunderstorm, then hiked to the summit.

Zachary Andrew

Zachary Andrew - Aug 12, 2013 2:03 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2013

yep  Sucess!

Yes, I am adding Walter to shamelessly increase the number of peaks I can claim. It is unfortunately shadowed by its bigger, more glorious, and more visited neighbor

THalky

THalky - Jul 24, 2013 4:06 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2013

Pit stop on the way to the top  Sucess!

Camped in the basin and hit the two peaks the next day.

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