This was my second time to summit Wheeler Peak. My first trip was from the Red River side past Horseshoe Lake several years ago. I left the Twining trailhead at 6:00 a.m. and I reached the summit at 9:10 a.m. It took me right at 1 hour to reach the Bull-of-the-Woods Pasture. This was the worst part of the hike IMO. It was a constant uphill climb. It took me another hour to reach the Lo-Cal basin and a little over an hour to reach the summit from there. The views were outstanding for these last two segments. Several bighorn sheep were grazing along the trail. After spending about 45 minutes at the summit I returned by the same route. My return hike took just over 3 hours so my total hike time was right at 7 hours. If I ever do this hike again, I am going to attempt to avoid the elevation loss into the basin by contouring around it to the west. All in all it was a great hike.