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2 DAY TRIP: Lincoln Pk. (LVMC 50), Mt. Washington, Johnson Pk., Mt. Wilson

  • Aug 11, 2014 · 9:00 AM

 

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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  • Jeff C.

    Excellent trip - thanks to Joel for organizing. We were sorry that there was a mixup and Kay missed out.

    While the others went up Lincoln, Laurel and I dropped down the east ridge of Washington to see the legendary grove of Bristlecones that several rangers have told us about. It is worth the hike...only about a[masked] foot drop to the east from the summit...a long stark ridge with many stunning trees skylined nicely for photography. See pix.

    August 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I thought I confused date, you know after retire I don't know what day today is that happen often, but I didn't confuse and today is the trip day. Henry didn't show up to pick me up, I went meeting place no one there, I wonder what's going on. Anyway, I missed today's hike.

    August 11, 2014

  • Kyle W.

    Hey I probably sprained my ankle so I might not be able to come. I'll let you know how I feel tomorrow

    August 9, 2014

    • Kyle W.

      I am having difficulty walking normal and going up stairs. This is not going to work :( I am dropping out

      August 10, 2014

    • Jeff C.

      bummer. you can reconcile your dismay with the weather report - it will likely rain on us while the meteors are doing their thing.

      August 10, 2014

  • Harlan S.

    keep an eye on the temp gauge on that steep highly switchbacked road.

    July 29, 2014

    • Jeff C.

      I talked to a ranger at Park Hdq today. He said he has no current info, but the rains have been torrential lately rather than steady. Lots of washouts on lesser roads. He wouldn't recommend going up there for at least a week (today is T minus 1 week). He took my name and number and promised to call if they get a local update.

      August 4, 2014

    • Joel B.

      Hmmmm...interesting!

      August 4, 2014

  • Kyle W.

    What time Monday morning are you planning on leaving? Like 3 AM or 7AM? An estimate is fine

    July 27, 2014

    • Joel B.

      around 8 or 9 am...you can sleep in!

      July 28, 2014

    • Kyle W.

      Sweet! That is what I needed to know. Thanks

      July 28, 2014

  • Kyle W.

    I am asking for time off, but this all depends on whether or not I can get Monday and Tuesday off. I will keep you posted

    July 20, 2014

  • Ocean

    I wish I could go to hike with Jeff, again!! I like talking his ear off about Pippy the Kitty Cat! But, if all goes as planned I will be on two other peaks. Plus, I miss the kiddos, especially Sierra, Joel!! These hikes look very Jodiable and Sierrable.

    July 23, 2014

  • Henry the Mountain M.

    Do you need the GPS track for the Road to Mt. Washington? Joel, Thanks for posting this.

    July 9, 2014

    • Joel B.

      Nah, I know the correct road now. :)

      July 9, 2014

    • Harlan S.

      There several roads high up. Peruse the map.

      July 22, 2014

  • Jeff C.

    Excellent plan. I've been wanting to head up there for a couple years now. Bring extra gas cans?

    July 20, 2014

  • Harlan S.

    I have this track:http://hwstock.org/lg7/html/linc.htm
    Kay will want this

    July 11, 2014

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