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DAY HIKE: Mount Palmer

  • Oct 19, 2013 · 6:30 AM

 

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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  • Anji

    Nice photos of the views, Bart!

    1 · October 21, 2013

  • Lorraine W.

    it was good to see all of you, from inside jim's xterra :)

    1 · October 21, 2013

  • Joel B.

    Great day...perfect weather. It was like a roller coaster (up and down, up and down). Thanks to everyone for the great company!

    2 · October 19, 2013

  • Kyle W.

    UGH!!!! I just realized that I can't go. I am on a 1 hr standby this weekend and it just dawned on me. It has been over 7 months since the last time I was standby so I forgot about the weekend ruining side effect it has. Sorry guys, I am bummed out because this is like one of the only trips this month

    October 18, 2013

    • Joel B.

      Bummer...we'll catch you next time Kyle.

      October 18, 2013

  • Kyle W.

    I am interested in going up Friday. I will be getting off early tomorrow so I can leave a little past noon. Anyone else interested?

    October 17, 2013

    • Collin K.

      I'll be driving up tomorrow at 700 pm if u wanna ride

      October 18, 2013

    • Kyle W.

      Sounds great Collin. I will plan to do that

      October 18, 2013

  • Joel B.

    I sent an email with meeting details. If you did not receive it, let me know.

    October 15, 2013

  • Thomas S.

    I would like to carpool Sat morning. Thanks Joel

    October 15, 2013

  • Jose W

    I drove that road last year and it was in pretty good shape, I don't think 4x4 was necessary...but then we did have active summer storms....If you'd like I can get more details as to where we had to stop. Let me know.

    1 · September 5, 2013

    • Harlan S.

      Were you the guys who camouflaged the station on top of Palmer?

      October 5, 2013

    • Jen C.

      though it has been a few years, we made it easily to 6750 ft, with good clearance but no 4WD. Could have gone further, but saw no point, as only doing Grapevine as a dayhike. We left the road on the hike at about 7500 and a mile past where we parked. Also note that this is one of the only places that my dog has ever picked up a tick in SoNV. We passed a dead deer (think about that...there be lions), and that may be where she got it.

      1 · October 13, 2013

  • Thomas S.

    Need to know the carpook situation. Maybe in the woods 16th-18th.

    October 6, 2013

    • Joel B.

      We will meet at the "trailhead" at 6 am, at about 6800' along the Phinney Canyon road, about 700' below the pass.

      October 6, 2013

    • Joel B.

      I will send out an email with details next week and we can figure out driving arrangements then.

      October 6, 2013

  • Harlan S.

    25 cents to the person who finds the most "Easter Eggs" in: http://www.summitpost.org/mount-palmer/718587

    1 · September 11, 2013

    • Harlan S.

      The quotes are randomly generated by SP. That page was an experiment, to see if people really read photo captions before voting on photos at SP. I don't contribute to SP pages any more, for many reasons. SP has become a beauty contest.

      1 · September 12, 2013

    • Jim M.

      Well, there were countless references to barbecue sauce, the origins of its ingredients, some etymology concerning Waguyhe Peak (how does one say that, anyway?), and of course, the lovely Daria. I guess the bbq sauce went by me, as I'm not an enthusiast. Daria, on the other hand, looks to be quite the risk taker.

      September 12, 2013

  • Harlan S.

    You can definitely do Palmer and Grapevine in the same day, with proper pacing and an early start. http://hwstock.org/pgw/ .
    Wahguyhe is actually the nicest peak, but easiest and most pleasant if NOT approached by the way described in Zdon. I started from ~6800', but if you have a burly enough vehicle to reach the saddle, the trip is substantially shorter. I might go back to hit some really cool-looking Grapevine Range Peaks that are off the books.

    http://www.summitpost.org/mount-palmer/718587

    1 · September 5, 2013

    • Lorraine W.

      harlan, you move faster than most. hence my concern.

      September 6, 2013

    • Harlan S.

      If you can camp at the saddle where the two routes diverge, the day is a lot shorter. I can't say what it's like after all these cloud bursts, but 2 years back, the last part of that road was OK for burly vehicles (not for my soob though-- I parked at 6850').

      September 6, 2013

  • Ocean

    Pippers and I will be in L.A. all weekend for Halloween events.

    1 · September 5, 2013

  • Jim M.

    Why not Grapevine, which starts at the same TH?

    September 5, 2013

    • Joel B.

      I have already done Grapevine, but if you guys want to stay and do it Sunday, more power to you!

      September 5, 2013

    • Jim M.

      Works for me!

      September 5, 2013

  • Jim M.

    We'll likely want to camp the night before.

    September 5, 2013

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