Total Distance: 7 miles
Total Elevation Gain: 2300'
Altitude: 10,500' - 11,775'
Terrain Description: Mostly off-trail, class 1-2, possibly with a bit of class 3
Approximate Hiking Time: 5-7 hours
This is an easy outing to summit some easy peaks in the southern part of Great Basin NP, as well as a near drive-up summit on the drive up (Mt. Wilson). The main objective is Lincoln Peak, one of the LVMC 50 Classics. I will have my two kids, Toby (12) and Sierra (8) along, so we will go at a leisurely pace. Another attraction of the trip is Monday night is the peak of the Perseid meteor shower, so we should be treated to a show camped at over 10,000'!
The plan is to leave LV Monday morning, drive up to Great Basin (about 3.5 hours), stopping to hit Mt. Wilson along the way. There is a good road to the summit of Wilson, so depending how we feel, we may make it a short hike.
We will drive up a steep, 4WD drive to the saddle between Washington and Lincoln, and set up camp there. Depending on the time and our mood, we may attempt Lincoln Monday afternoon, or may just relax. We will enjoy the meteors Monday night, then get up and hike Tuesday morning, either Lincoln or Washington/Johnson. Both are fairly short from our camp (2-3 miles rt. with[masked]' gain). After the hike(s), we will drive home. We will need high-clearance 4WD vehicles for this trip.
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