Wheeler Peak (NM) Climber's Log

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xpda

xpda - Aug 10, 2011 3:27 pm Date Climbed: Jul 31, 1995

Wheeler Peak  Sucess!

Made it before dark!

Tonka

Tonka - Aug 8, 2011 12:48 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2011

Bull both ways  Sucess!

Started a little later than we wanted (8:30) but had a good day and the afternoon storms never really amounted to much. The route is pretty long at over 15 miles and we had flown in from Minneapolis the night before so the altitude played a bigger role than normal for us. The sheep were everywhere. We were walking right through herds of a dozen or more multiple times. Pretty cool.

cdog

cdog - Aug 4, 2011 12:22 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2005

rainy hike  Sucess!

Hiked up solo during a soggy summer day. Didn't see anyone else but did see a few marmots and mountain goats along the way. Pretty neat vegetation and trees in this area. Didn't get too many views due to the clouds and fog, but still had a great hike.

awilk7 - Aug 1, 2011 4:05 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2005

NM Highpoint  Sucess!

Trail up from Williams Lake was easy to follow, just a bit steep up the talus, but not bad. Slept in my car at the parking by the ski area the night before, it was so nice to feel the cool, thin mountain air after a summer in the Midwest (Kansas City).

zoomloco

zoomloco - Jul 16, 2011 5:31 pm

perfect hike  Sucess!

bull of the woods is the classic and is beautiful; the lake below is full of squirrels but also amazing otherwise. aug 2002

Koonsy

Koonsy - Jun 20, 2011 3:19 pm

Good Stuff  Sucess!

Up Bull of the woods and down to Williams lake made for a scenic hike.

Smithman123

Smithman123 - May 30, 2011 5:53 pm Date Climbed: May 15, 2011

Weather Window  Sucess!

Drove in and arrived at the parking lot about 7a. It had snowed the night before, and I was on snow for most of the hike above 10000'. Very windy on the ridges, but had the mountain all to myself for the entire day. Didn't see people until I was within a mile of the car. Round-trip about 7 hours with lots of postholing and breaks for photos and lunch.

peerzat

peerzat - Apr 17, 2011 10:30 pm Date Climbed: Apr 1, 2011

No April Fools!  Sucess!

a great day! Friday April 1st...taking advantage of the low snow pack this year we were able to access the summit via Williams Lake with switchback kick stepping. It was possible to climb wheeler april 1st. wow. beautiful...and fresh tracks for the most part. lot of post holing on the bull-of-the-woods trail return, though! and the winds! wow! keep your hat on tight!

stinkfoot

stinkfoot - Apr 16, 2011 4:01 pm Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2007

Blown back by wind

Made it up to summit ridge, but didn't get to summit proper due to tremendous winds.

CBakwin

CBakwin - Apr 7, 2011 3:21 pm Date Climbed: Apr 5, 2011

Yo  Sucess!

Fun climb in the morning. a little windy on top but otherwise a beautiful day. Back to my vehicle before noon.

Bezoar Goat

Bezoar Goat - Mar 1, 2011 4:00 pm Date Climbed: Jan 15, 2004

Bienvenidos  Sucess!

The first of many winter ascents...

CarloMarx

CarloMarx - Feb 13, 2011 2:39 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2009

Beautiful Mountain  Sucess!

Quick trip up and down Williams Lake climbers' trail. Excellent weather and no wind.

davidbandrus

davidbandrus - Feb 10, 2011 12:58 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2009

Beautiful  Sucess!

Hiked up from Red River in July of '09. Beautiful hike w/ great wildlife. The view from Peaks Wheeler and Walter are breath-taking.

breauxtrahn

breauxtrahn - Dec 9, 2010 1:24 am Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2010

2nd US Highpoint  Sucess!

2nd day New Mexico. Nice and frosty in the morning.

Jow

Jow - Dec 1, 2010 2:44 pm Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2010

HP #9  Sucess!

2nd biggest mountain of my life the day after the biggest. so amazing, my favorite hike ever even though way down was brutal on the knees

mtndrm

mtndrm - Nov 3, 2010 9:15 pm Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2010

AlcancĂ© la cumbre  Sucess!

All five of us reached the summit successfully after camping out the previous two nights at Middle Fork Lake and Lost Lake. I can say with confidence that this is only the beginning of my climbing career. (;

Jeremy Hakes

Jeremy Hakes - Oct 17, 2010 10:50 pm Date Climbed: Oct 14, 2010

Nice alpine experience!  Sucess!

Nice hike. Went up the from Williams Lake. Looks like the USFS is making a real trail in the area, which is good - it is a worthwhile route, and lots of people go that way.

PhenomenalWoman

PhenomenalWoman - Oct 10, 2010 12:30 am Date Climbed: Oct 1, 2010

First Solo Summit!  Sucess!

A unexpected separation from my hiking partner resulted in an gratifying solo summit, 5 extra miles of hiking, and a rainy descent. All worth it to know I did it on my own!

Eleutheros

Eleutheros - Oct 1, 2010 10:31 pm Date Climbed: Oct 1, 2010

Steep N' Easy  Sucess!

Storms came in around 3pm to clear the skies and make for an awe-inspiring sunset in the New Mexico Sangres. I used a new trail that's being built with stimulus funds (to reduce hiker impact on vegetation etc). It will eventually switchback all the way to the Walter/Wheeler saddle. Anyway, great times!

Outdooraholic

Outdooraholic - Sep 26, 2010 8:03 pm Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2010

Highpoint #11  Sucess!

My eleventh state highpoint. I camped in the parking lot at the Bavarian and got on the trail at 6:45 a.m. It took me 3 hours to get to the top and 2 hours to get back down. I also hit Mt. Walter while I was up there since it was so close. Then I shot over to Black Mesa. Overall, Great half-day hike but very steep!

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