Great page, Scott. Keep it up!
I somehow missed this one. Nice page!. This one looks increadible!
Great web site...this mountain was basically in my back yard. But It's been almost two decades since I've been back.
Heading there tomorrow. Be on summit if there isn't too much snow Saturday late morning.
It'll be my first real peak, so I'm looking forward to it!
Thanks for all the great info.
I have seen alot of sources showing Sierra Blanca at 12,005ft, is that true or is there a discrepency with the true elevation?
The Rand-McNally atlases have Sierra Blanca at 12,003 ft. They have a lot of other elevations off a bit too. I have no idea where they get their info from. The topo maps do not support this figure though, and I think the consensus is for the current 11,9xx figure.
According to Mike Butterfield's Guide to the Mountains of New Mexico by Peter Greene, in the early 70s the altitude was officially 12,003 ft. However, when the USGS took new measurements (in the 90's or 2000s?) the altitude was lowered 30 feet to 11,973. Hence there are probably some maps with the old elevation, and some with the new.