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2-DAY trip: Hole-in-the-Mountain­ Peak + celebration

  • Jul 26, 2014 · 7:00 AM

This is a trip to summit Hole-in-the-mountain Peak, but we will also hike nearby Spruce Mountain.  The plan is to leave early Saturday, drive up (about 5.5 hours) and hike Spruce Mountain.  Spruce Mountain has a road to the summit, so we should be able to choose the amount of hike we want.  After that we will drive to the trailhead for Hole-in-the-mountain Peak and get an early start. On Sunday, we will climb Hole-in-the-mountain Peak, and then return to Las Vegas.  I expect we will be back in town by 8pm Sunday night.

Hole-in-the-mountain Peak will be a celebration peak for me, completing the Nevada peaks with 4,000 or more feet of prominence.  While not an "official" list, given it has 24 geographically diverse peaks, I'm going to celebrate it anyway!

Please note that this is exploratory- I have not climbed in the area, much less to these summits before, so all information is based on research.

Total Distance: 3 miles round trip Saturday, 4.5 miles Sunday
Total Elevation Gain: 1,600' Saturday, 3,200' Sunday
Altitude: 8,200' - 11,306'
Terrain Description: Class 1 Saturday, Class 1-2 Sunday
Approximate Hiking Time: 3 hours Saturday, 7 hours Sunday

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  • Susan W.

    Belatedly, Thanks!

    1 · July 30, 2014

  • Joel B.

    Yep, yet another fantastic trip. What a beautiful area. Thanks Eric!

    1 · July 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you for organizing this trip, I enjoyed every places. Thank you for the champagne and congratulations again.

    It was nice to hike with you all. I just posted my photos on my website to share with you, the download instruction is atop of the webpage:

    1 · July 28, 2014

  • Lyn B.

    Thank-you, Eric, for a fantastic trip, beautiful mountains, flower meadows, the worst forest service "road" ever and a great team.

    1 · July 28, 2014

  • Eric K.

    Thanks to all who attended and shared in this adventure! Great group!

    July 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Congratulations for completion of the Nevada peaks with 4K or more feet of prominence. How many years to complete it?

    July 20, 2014

    • Eric K.

      I never really focused on it (or any one list), but it will be about 5 years.

      July 20, 2014

  • Larry D.

    Eric--This sounds like a great trip and I need Hole-in-the-mountain, but I've got an FNW Board meeting next weekend. I'll look forward to your trip report.

    July 19, 2014

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