Total Distance: 11 miles
Total Elevation Gain: 4500'
Altitude: 6800' - 7958'
Terrain Description: Off-trail, class 2-3
Approximate Hiking Time: 9-12 hours
This is an outing to summit Mount Palmer, a peak on the the Sierra Club DPS (Desert Peak Section) list. This will be a strenuous day hike! Mt. Palmer is located NW of Beatty, NV. It will require about 21 miles of driving on dirt roads, so we will need high-clearance 4WD vehicles.
Assuming the road is in decent condition, we should able to drive to about 6800'. From there, we will hike the road for another mile or so, then head up a long ridge with many ups and downs to the class 3 summit. There is a possibility of doing another peak (Wahguyhe Pk.) as well, although we will probably not have daylight or energy left. :)
Expect a full day (dawn to dusk) of hiking. I will probably drive there very early Saturday morning. It is about a 3 hour drive to get there, so to start hiking by 6:30, I would be leaving around 3:30 am! Camping at the trailhead is an option for those who don't like the super early drive. We will coordinate as the date approaches.
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