2-Day trip: Lyon County Nevada (exploratory)

  • May 9, 2014 · 6:00 PM

This is a 2-day trip to summit both the highest point and the most prominent point in Lyon county (Nevada).  Saturday's focus will be the county high point- a spot on the border of California, on the slope of a peak called Middle Sister.  My goal is to climb both East and Middle Sister.

Sunday we'll tackle the most prominent point in the county, yet another peak called "Bald mountain".  There's a road going most of the way up this one, so there may be flexibility as to how much we choose to hike on this one.

Total Distance: 6.5 miles round trip Saturday, maybe 6.5 miles round trip Sunday
Total Elevation Gain: 4,000' Saturday, maybe 2,000' Sunday
Altitude: 7,500' - 10,854'
Terrain Description: Mostly off-trail, class 1-2 expected
Approximate Hiking Time: 9 hours Saturday, 10 hours Sunday

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  • Harlan S.

    Hmmm, won't let me add photos or rate.

    May 11, 2014

    • Joel B.

      Harlan, try back after 9 pm Sunday night. That's when the end of the trip is set, and it won't let you add photos until "after" the outing.

      May 11, 2014

    • Harlan S.

      OK, I guess that's an improvement on the days when meetup would dun us for a rating 1 minute after the trip started!

      May 11, 2014

  • Harlan S.

    Great day, tested our skills. Excellent cooperative problem-solving!

    3 · May 10, 2014

  • Harlan S.

    I have a very slow leak in one tire, probably a compromised bead. If you happen to have an extra can of fix-a-flat, I'll use it.

    May 9, 2014

  • Eric K.

    I suspect there will be some snow on the ground at higher elevations, so please be prepared. That said, I do not plan to bring an ice axe or crampons- if the snow is that bad (I doubt it will be), alternate peaks will be found.

    May 6, 2014

    • Jodie

      I will bring a pizza box!!!! I wish I had one of those on Glass...woulda' been dryer for me with a box under me.

      May 6, 2014

    • Harlan S.

      Again, no snow on east route

      May 9, 2014

  • Harlan S.

    I drove up east approach to mid sis to 7700'; decent road. Almost NO snow for east side. Drove to Lobdell L; one could climb Patterson and manage to avoid almost all snow.

    1 · May 9, 2014

  • Harlan S.

    In Big Pine. Keynot is snow-free, but Sierra has snow in couloirs much lower. Whites have snow to 11000' or lower.

    1 · May 8, 2014

    • Jodie

      I can't wait to see Harlan!!! It has been 8 months I think since you took me hiking in RR/Calico with Lorriane...and the boys had no service on the Guardian Angels and. You took me and Lorraine on your loop when the national parks and etc. were shut down. Yay for me and Harlan!!!!

      May 8, 2014

  • Susan W.

    where are we meeting Fri evening?

    May 7, 2014

    • Eric K.

      I have sent out emails concerning carpool arrangements. Please contact me if you didn't get one.

      May 7, 2014

    • Jodie

      So, are we meeting at Susan's or the RTC? Either is fine with me, so whichever is easier for you, Eric. Thanks. I can't wait. Can Pippy come?

      May 8, 2014

  • Jodie

    Lorraine are you baking me gluten free cuppycakes for my birthday?

    1 · April 21, 2014

  • Harlan S.

    Eric, are you planning to camp about here?[masked], -119.26192... or via Little Smith Valley?

    April 10, 2014

    • Eric K.

      You're right- I mistook the Lat/Long you mentioned for the "usual" trailhead, but given the bad reports I've heard from that approach, maybe it would be good to try to ascend the Sheep Creek drainage and descend the usual slope. I did mention this trip is exploratory, right? ;->

      April 12, 2014

    • Harlan S.

      I'm sure you are up on all this. There seems to be more of a use-trail on the NE side. The comments I saw about that route were: "
      The last mile of dirt road has deteriorated significantly. High clearance 4WD is recommended.
      2WD vehicles should probably park at the intersection with the Risue Road.

      11/6/2013 - This is the high point for Lyon County. There have been some changes recently.
      The south spur of the Risue Road is now signed as "4205D". The north spur of the Risue Road
      and the main road are signed as "42050". After driving another 3.0 miles west from the spur
      junction, you turn left (southwest) onto the final segment, which is now signed "4205E". The
      final 1.1 miles up 4205E was damaged by the Sept 2013 monsoon, and most vehicles should
      just park at the start and walk the remaining distance to road's end. High clearance 4WD can
      continue up the rocky and rutted road for 1.1 miles to the corral & trailhead. "

      April 12, 2014

  • Jodie

    My birthday weekend!

    April 9, 2014

  • Harlan S.

    Eric, I'm hoping my vision is recovered by then. If all goes well, I may do a longer loop and try to meet you on the way back from Sister.

    March 30, 2014

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