09-24-2014 Hiking to Wheeler Peak

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09-24-2014 Hiking to Wheeler Peak

Post by tomcor99 » Fri Oct 10, 2014 9:05 pm

I hiked to the summit of Wheeler Peak. It's the highest point in New Mexico. 13,161 ft.
Not bad for a flatlander like me.

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Re: 09-24-2014 Hiking to Wheeler Peak

Post by DavidM » Tue Oct 14, 2014 8:26 am

I'd need a oxygen tank and a Sherpa for a climb like that. :laughing7:

That must have been one heck of a view from up there!

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Re: 09-24-2014 Hiking to Wheeler Peak

Post by tomcor99 » Wed Oct 15, 2014 1:54 pm

I do a lot of hiking around home but the highest elevation is around 2400 ft. It doesn't really prepare you for a climb of over 13,000 ft.
The last 1000 vertical ft. were a killer but the view was worth every step. (you should see the scree fields you have to cross)
I might just do it again next year.
Glad you liked the photo.
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This is my hiking partner on one of the many scree fields. Once you are above the tree line these scree fields go on forever.

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Re: 09-24-2014 Hiking to Wheeler Peak

Post by zepplinrox » Sat Nov 01, 2014 10:59 pm

My back, hips, knees and ankles ache just looking at the scree fields! :ahhhh: :doh:
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Re: 09-24-2014 Hiking to Wheeler Peak

Post by Skinner » Wed Nov 05, 2014 12:07 pm

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