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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