This is a trip to the summit of Ruby Dome, an LVMC Classic 50 Peak, and the highest point in Elko county. For peakbaggers, it is also on many other lists including the DPS list, the 4000' prominence list, Nevada Peaks Club list, and more. This is often done as a (long) day hike, but I'm breaking it up into a backpack because Griswold Lake is one of the most beautiful places I have ever camped.
Note: The trailhead is about 450 miles (7 hours) from Las Vegas
Total Distance: 14 miles round trip
Total Elevation Gain: 5,400' (about 3,200' to campsite at Griswold Lake)
Altitude: 6,000' - 11,387'
Terrain Description: A trail (class 1) to the lake, class 2-3 off-trail from there to the summit
Approximate Hiking Time: 12 hours
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.