Mount Walter Climber's Log

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Brian Jenkins

Brian Jenkins - Sep 6, 2023 10:36 pm Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2023

Grandmas  Sucess!

After doing Wheeler. Met two grandmas at the summit who were crushing the ridge hike up from the north. Then headed down where a torso sized rock whizzed past me from above. If I had not stopped to chat with the grandmas, it would have taken me out. Don't know what knocked it down but it was flying by at high speeds.


BradBartick - Jul 7, 2021 4:12 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2021

With…. You guessed it.  Sucess!

Yes, Wheeler. And Michelle. Great time.


BKiser90 - Aug 31, 2020 12:49 pm Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2020

A Morning in the Sangres  Sucess!

With Wheeler, Old Mike, and Simpson.

Ted Bauer

Ted Bauer - Jul 20, 2020 9:05 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2020

Quick tag

Tagged on the way to Wheeler

Woodie Hopper

Woodie Hopper - May 19, 2020 7:33 pm Date Climbed: May 18, 2020

From Wheeler  Sucess!

A quick jaunt (less than 10 mins) brought me to Walter’s summit. Headed back down the Williams Lake trail after. Great day out!

Senad Rizvanovic

Senad Rizvanovic - Nov 17, 2019 9:29 pm Date Climbed: Nov 17, 2019

Together with Wheeler Peak  Sucess!

Easy hike from saddle to the summit.


islandborn11 - Aug 17, 2018 10:05 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2018

On the way to where I was headed  Sucess!

My sister and I crossed over on our way to the summit of nearby Mt. Wheeler.

Scrambling Man

Scrambling Man - Jun 2, 2018 9:53 pm Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2018

Easy add on to Wheeler  Sucess!

Pretty simple climb if you are already doing Wheeler.


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

With Wheeler  Sucess!

With Wheeler, Fraser and Bull of the Woods


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 - 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.

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.

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