2 DAY TRIP: Ord Mountain, Rodman Mtns. High Point, East Ord Mountain

  • December 20, 2013 · 9:30 AM

 

Total Distance: 12 miles (5 for Ord; 3 for E. Ord; 4 for Rodman)
Total Elevation Gain: 5100' (1800' for Ord; 2200' for E.  Ord; 1100' for Rodman)
Altitude: 4000' - 6309'
Terrain Description: Some road hiking, some off-trail, class 2-3
Approximate Hiking Time: 8-9 hours (3-3.5 hours for Ord; 3-4 hours for E.Ord; 2-3 for Rodman)

This is a trip to summit three desert peaks located just southeast of Barstow, CA. East Ord (6168') is on the the Sierra Club DPS (Desert Peak Section) list. Ord Mountain (6309') has over 3000 ft. of prominence and is the high point of the Ord Mtns. Rodman (6010') has over 2000 ft. of prominence. These peaks are located quite close to each other. It will be about a 2.5 hour drive from Las Vegas. There will be quite a bit of driving on dirt roads, so we will need high-clearance, preferably 4WD vehicles.

The plan is to leave Las Vegas around 9:30 am Friday morning, and hike 2 peaks (probably E. Ord and Rodman) Friday afternoon. Rodman will be done as a hike along a dirt road, and we will do it after dark. Bring headlamps!

We will camp somewhere in the area (primitive camping), then Saturday morning we will hike Ord. We will get a fairly early start as I have to meet my family near Barstow around 12 or 12:30 pm Saturday as we are going to Disneyland! We will coordinate carpooling as the date approaches.

If some wish to just join for Ord on Saturday, that is a possibility.

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  • Harlan S.

    Good on ya'll... My schedule has been disrupted by: a need for more surgery, recuperation, illness, and out-of-town guests. I still want to get down there, but this won't be an easy season for accommodation. I tend to squeeze in trips when the opportunity presents.

    January 4, 2014

  • Roy T.

    And under the star filled sky on a clear desert night, that wine tasted mighty fine. And I'm not talking Maddog 20/20.

    January 4, 2014

  • Joel B.

    Twas great fun...4 peaks (one at night) and wine!

    January 3, 2014

  • Joel B.

    An email with details has been sent. Please let me know if you did not receive it.

    December 16, 2013

  • Harlan S.

    Gotta cancel... other obligations for that day. I'll get there some time.

    December 11, 2013

  • Jim M.

    We're heading to AZ to climb Signal and Castle Dome over this weekend. Darn, as I'd like to get these in, too.

    December 9, 2013

    • Harlan S.

      Oh, I thought she said Tagalog!

      2 · December 10, 2013

    • Jodie

      LOL. Okay, so sorry Joel...I think I need an Emblem and then some...

      December 10, 2013

  • Harlan S.

    I'm not sure about Dennis Rodman High Jump Point; I may want to substitute something else.

    December 9, 2013

    • Joel B.

      minus the tattoos!

      December 10, 2013

  • Jodie

    Hey, I can go but not until after work on Friday. Is anyone going just for the Saturday hike and want to tag on something else for later on Saturday or on Sunday that is Maliabuable?

    December 9, 2013

  • Kathy W.

    You can drive to the top of Rodman with high clearance.

    December 9, 2013

  • Harlan S.

    I'm not sure what Meetup.com's funky new-improved "answer questions" is supposed to look like -- but on my browser it is a mess.

    December 3, 2013

  • Joel B.

    I can be flexible with the order of peaks depending on what people want to do.

    December 3, 2013

  • Laura N.

    Hey Joel,

    Weird, I was already planning to get to these peaks on Friday 12/20. I won't be joining you on Saturday and might try to squeeze in East Ord somehow on Friday. I'll look at it as time gets closer.

    December 3, 2013

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