Multi-Day Trip: Boundary Pk & Montgomery Pk (LVMC 50)

Total Distance: 9 miles round trip
Total Elevation Gain: 4501ft
Altitude: 13,140ft (Summit of Boundary); 13,441ft (Summit of Montgomery)
Terrain Description: Mostly steep class 1-class 2 with occasional use trail.  Class 3 possible on ridge between Boundary & Montgomery
Approximate Hiking Time: 7-9 hrs

This is a climb to the tallest mountain in NV and its higher California neighbor, Montgomery Peak.  The route is a steep Class 2 climb with occasional use trails up to Boundary, then a class 2/3 traverse over the ridge to Montgomery.  We will be leaving early and setting a reasonable pace.  Participants should be able to maintain at least 1000 ft/hour ascent rate over off-trail terrain.

The plan is to leave Vegas around 6 PM Friday,  and drive approximately 4 hours to camp at the Trail Canyon TH.  We will begin hiking early around 5:00 am, complete the climb, then drive back to Las Vegas Saturday evening.  Anyone wishing to leave earlier can also meet us at the campsite on Friday night.

 

Both peaks are on the LVMC's Classic 50 Peaks and it is also on the Sierra Clubs DPS list.

**A high clearance vehicle will be necessary to get to the trailhead. **


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To participate in this outing, you must be a current, paid member of LVMC. You can obtain a membership via this link:http://www.lvmc.org/w.... The fee is $40 per year for a family/roommates or $30 per year for an individual. Please contact your organizer if you have any questions.

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  • Henry the Mountain M.

    Comment on headaches and here is a Shutterfly eSildeShow of the Meetup

    http://share.shutterfly.com/share/received/album.sfly?sid=wAcuG7Rs3aN2bV0k&startIndex=0&fid=d5472febca50043b

    Comment of the headaches: If you are not conditioned to high attitude (over 11,000 ft), going fast up does not give you body a chance to adjust for the 13ers & 14ers.

    July 11, 2013

    • Lorraine W.

      btw, brett, the usps office in dyer is a single

      1 · July 14, 2013

    • Brett S.

      I barely looked at it. I thought it was a double, but i knew it was manufactured

      July 14, 2013

  • Henry the Mountain M.

    Here is an eSlideShow of Montgomery Ridge and return to Boundary Peak:
    http://share.shutterfly.com/view/flashShareSlideshow.jsp?sid=wAcuG7Rs3aN2bV1g

    July 11, 2013

  • Henry the Mountain M.

    I have added 32 photos showing the Friday storm over Boundary to Sunday morning view of the peaks. These are 32 resized photos out of my 225 photos.
    I enjoy viewing others photos; however, recently people have been posting on their meetups what appear to be raw photos. For everyone's enjoyment, I suggest that your photos to be posted should be reviewed and only post the best one to tell your story.
    This is a friendly suggest to improve our Meetup slideshows.

    1 · July 8, 2013

  • Brett S.

    I got 9.2 miles and 5100ft of elevation gain.

    July 6, 2013

  • Brett S.

    Due to potential thunderstorms, i might move up the start time. Right now we have a 5:30 start. It may get moved to 5 or 4:30.

    June 30, 2013

    • Brett S.

      I have moved the start of the hike time from 5:30 to 5.

      July 2, 2013

  • Brett S.

    I sent out the meetup email. I am assuming that only Kyle, Justine, and Richard will be meeting me. I know Larry is coming from out of town and Henry and Kay are heading up early.

    July 1, 2013

  • Jodie

    Kyle...you are kicking my butt in baggin' 13ers. You will have 3 after next weekend when I only will have 1.

    June 29, 2013

  • J.C.

    Ugh, unfortunately, my schedule will not work for this one. Hopefully next time

    June 28, 2013

  • Christina B.

    Hey! I'm coming down from Canada looking for a backpacking adventure to jump in on, hopefully there's room!

    June 11, 2013

    • Brett S.

      We will see when it gets closer. Right now it is filled up.

      June 17, 2013

    • J.C.

      Hi Christina, I may have to drop from this trip... Darn. Keep an eye out on this page.
      :)

      June 27, 2013

  • Brett S.

    I know that some of you are coming from Northern Nevada or other parts outside of the Las Vegas area.

    If you are from Las Vegas, we are going to be meeting up around 6pm on the 5th. If you are planning on driving up there earlier in the day, please let me know so that way we know who is going to come to the meetup location. Thanks.

    June 24, 2013

    • Dan B.

      I will meet you at the trailhead. I'm driving over Tioga Pass

      June 25, 2013

    • Larry D.

      Brett,As mentioned earlier, I'll be driving from Reno and will plan on camping at the TH. I drive a dark blue Subaru Outback. See you bright and early Saturday morning!

      June 27, 2013

  • Brett S.

    Okay, I have Larry and Dan coming from outside of Las Vegas. Henry and Kay are heading up early. Does anybody plan on meeting up early or heading up before 6pm on Friday? Please let me know so that I know who to expect at the meetup location.

    June 27, 2013

  • Collin K.

    My rental Hyundai Elantra didnt think high clearance was necessary to make this trailhead ;-)

    March 28, 2013

    • Melinda H.

      Haha.

      March 29, 2013

    • Harlan S.

      Trail Canyon did not require HC in 2004... but the higher trailhead, at Queen's Mine, asks for HC.

      June 27, 2013

  • Kyle W.

    Any idea on what time we will be back in Vegas on Saturday?

    June 10, 2013

    • Brett S.

      Depends upon how fast you hike and drive. I assume 8-10

      June 10, 2013

  • Larry D.

    Brett,
    Thanks for including me. I'll be driving from Reno and will meet you at the Trail Canyon TH Fri night.

    June 4, 2013

  • Dan B.

    I summited Boundary but failed on Montgomery a few years back. One of the most memorable lightning storms I've seen in California.
    I will have my Jeep Wrangler.
    I will leave Fresno Wednesday eve and return Sunday. Hope to also summit Olancha Peak (a Calif 50 Finest), or at least Mt Dubois (a 2000'ft prom + peak and DPS list) same trip, if any want to join me.

    March 30, 2013

    • Henry the Mountain M.

      I did not make Montgomery either because our dog got injured. We sleeped on the summit of Boundary!! I am open to do a mountain or two after this meetup.

      April 4, 2013

    • Dan B.

      Excellent. Lets climb Dubois its nearby

      April 4, 2013

  • Lorraine W.

    rats! i'll be on the east coast then :(

    March 28, 2013

    • Brett S.

      I only had a few entire weekends free this summer

      1 · March 28, 2013

    • Lorraine W.

      so it goes.

      March 28, 2013

  • Rich

    This hike will come with a bonus...you'll get to meet Bart, Collin, and Anji on top!

    1 · March 28, 2013

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