We had some excitement on the return trip which I blogged about in the Return Trip Challenges post. However the repairs held and we made it back home from New Mexico without further mechanical issues. The climb was a hard won success, and I just barely managed to carve another notch in my ice axe. The Wheeler Peak trip report is posted in its entirety right here.
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Wheeler Peak Trip Report
On Wednesday, October 28th of 2015, after fighting my way up steep slopes through deep snow, I fought to stand in 60+ MPH winds atop the 13,161′ summit of Wheeler Peak the highest mountain in New Mexico.
This highpoint trip was taken in “BigByrd” our 41′ motor coach and it was #40 out of the 50 states for me.
Summit Date: Wednesday, October 28th of 2015
State: New Mexico
US Rank by Height: 8th
Round Trip Hiking Distance: 8 Miles
Round Trip Hiking Time: 13 Hours