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Northern Nevada Prominence Trip

  • May 23, 2014 · 6:30 PM

This is a trip to summit 4 peaks each with over 4,000' of prominence, 3 of which are the most prominent peaks in their respective counties.  The plan:

Friday night- begin heading north- camp part-way (unless we can get a very early start)
Saturday- complete drive, hike Augusta (2,300' of gain over 6 miles round trip) and drive to Jackson Mountains trailhead
Sunday - Start early with Jackson Mountains High Point (1,500' of gain over 3 miles), then drive to and hike Duffer Peak (2,000' of gain over 7 miles), then drive towards Mount Lewis.  (With Duffer Peak, we will also be doing Duffer North, which adds virtually no distance or gain, but is on two other peak lists).
Monday - Mount Lewis has a road to the summit so depending on how we feel and how much time we want to spend, we can vary the hike, but as a ballpark I'm expecting 2,000' of gain over 7 miles.  After this, we return to Vegas (at a reasonable hour).

I expect the camping will be primitive, but there should be opportunities to at least get food, if not dine, in established towns most evenings.  Also, please note this hike is exploratory- I have not hiked in any of these areas before and there are no guarantees.  Further, since this trip was scheduled well (too far?) in advance, I have no idea what conditions to expect.  If there is reason to expect substantial snow, this trip will be postponed.

Total Distance: 23 miles round trip
Total Elevation Gain: 7,800'
Altitude: 7,400' - 9,966'
Terrain Description: Most off-trail with class 1-2 expected.  Mount Lewis has a road all the way to the summit, so that will be class 1
Approximate Hiking Time: many hours

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Eric,
    Usually we say 'Kill two birds with one stone', but 4 x P4K count 33 List-of-List in the Peakbagger that's a more than bargain…I like it.

    1 · May 27, 2014

    • Eric K.

      Me too. The only down side is- how can we possibly top it?

      May 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I thought I posted my comment but seems to not, here we go...

    Eric,
    Thank you for organized the trip, it was my record of 4 x P4K in two days. Also thank you for drive all the way. Everyone,
    It was nice to hike with you especially Al and David. I posted my photos on my website to share with you: http://www.kayplaza.com/hike.php

    1 · May 27, 2014

    • Eric K.

      I was "there" and I'm still not clear of the significance of "North Duffer" (I know the prominence- that's zero). Some arbitrary point most of the way up to the northernmost 9400' contour? Why did anyone bother to measure it as 9397' and put it on a map?

      May 27, 2014

    • Harlan S.

      Because the USGS and C&GS are most interested in reproducible elevations, not in summits. Photogrammetry is ambiguous when the highest point on a ridge is tree-covered. Sharp boulders without ambiguous shadows allow for the least elevation error. Very often the photogrammetry T elevations were never checked.

      May 27, 2014

  • Eric K.

    Thanks to all who joined! Great trip!

    May 26, 2014

  • Al S.

    Thanks, had a great time, and got to eat at "The Pig" on my way back through Winnemucca thanks to the review

    1 · May 26, 2014

  • Al S.

    I'm looking to go for the Sunday portion.

    May 12, 2014

    • Ocean

      BFF#1!!!!!!

      May 21, 2014

    • Harlan S.

      Will you chew the cud first?

      May 22, 2014

  • Eric K.

    I will send out an email with more details for this trip later today.

    May 20, 2014

  • Harlan S.

    I looked at peakbagger, and see three routes to Augusta, with mileages varying from 10.4 rt to 2 miles rt. Collin's Track starts at Florence Canyon.

    Do you know which approach you would like to use?

    May 18, 2014

    • Harlan S.

      I presume you are taking the route via Alpine Ranch and War Canyon?

      May 18, 2014

  • Michelle M

    What is your best guess on the temperatures during the day and night?

    February 26, 2014

    • Eric K.

      As a rough guess, highs around 70, lows around freezing.

      February 26, 2014

  • Michelle M

    Is there a lot of extensive driving on dirt roads to get to these trailheads?

    February 26, 2014

    • Eric K.

      Most of the driving will be on pavement, but there will be some dirt road driving for each peak- mostly about 20 miles round trip per peak except Jackson Mountains which will be about 80 miles round trip. I expect most of the dirt roads to be decent quality.

      February 26, 2014

  • Lorraine W.

    where the heck is this?

    February 24, 2014

    • Eric K.

      See http://www.peakbagger...­ - I've got 6 red dots left in Nevada- this trip hits 4 of them! (the northernmost 2, the southernmost 1, and then the 1 in the middle of the remaining 3)

      1 · February 24, 2014

    • Lorraine W.

      soooo close...

      1 · February 24, 2014

  • Having Fun L.

    Not sure how you plan these but love your ideas.

    2 · February 24, 2014

  • Eric K.

    I don't think so. There is a range called Black Rock Range which is a more likely source. Also, I understand the desert includes lava beds, which may also have led to the name.

    January 20, 2014

  • Kevin

    It appears that the Jackson Mountains are the 'Black Rock' in Black Rock Desert. Is that accurate?

    January 18, 2014

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