Wheeler Peak (NM) Climber's Log

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vbeckman74 - Aug 21, 2011 6:04 pm Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2004

Long Day  Sucess!

A rollercoaster of altitude and weather.


twilly - Aug 17, 2011 10:57 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2010

I need oxygen  Sucess!

Left from Las Cruces (Elevation 4,000ft) early in the morning and got to the trail at 11. When I got to the ridge a thunderstorm rolled in so I ran down to the tree line and waited it out. After about an hour of pouring rain and hail the storm passed. After that I went to the summit. My lungs felt terrible. gaining over 9,000 feet in less than half a day kills the lungs. It was still worth it though.


joseyinnet - Aug 14, 2011 8:24 pm Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2011

really great hike  Sucess!

Went up Bull of the Woods, and down Williams lake. The last two miles on the road were pretty rough on the legs. Lots of marmots and bighorn sheep to keep you company. My 10th state HP!

utclimber - Aug 14, 2011 1:28 pm

Cloudy day  Sucess!

I hiked up Wheeler Peak with my Dad in the late 90s.


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

Wheeler Peak  Sucess!

Made it before dark!


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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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. (;

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