Jul 26, 2014 · 5:00 AM
Total Distance: 12 miles
Total Elevation Gain: 5,000'
Altitude: 9,500' - 13,063'
Terrain Description: trail to the summit of Wheeler Peak then some exposed class 2-3 to/from Jeff Davis Peak.
Approximate Hiking Time: 8-10 hours
This is a one-day trip that plans to leave Las Vegas on Friday evening, and car camping at the Great Basin National Park. On Saturday, we will get an early start, head up the trail and take a side detour to Bald Mountain. Then we will continue up the trail to Wheeler Peak (the second highest peak in the state), then traverse a class 2-3 ridge to Jeff Davis Peak. We will either traverse back to Wheeler Peak and descend the trail or descend off Jeff Davis to the campground. We may also go in reverse order by ascending Jeff Davis, then heading to Wheeler, and go to Bald during the descent.
Wheeler Peak is one of LVMC's Classic 50 Peaks and it is also on the Sierra Clubs DPS list. Jeff Davis Peak, and Bald Mountain are all on the LVMC Classic 50 list.
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To participate in this outing, you must be a current, paid member of LVMC. You can obtain a membership via this link:http://www.lvmc.org/w.... The fee is $40 per year for a family/roommates or $30 per year for an individual. Please contact your organizer if you have any questions.