Ascent of Juniper Peak on 2011-04-15

Climber: Dennis Poulin

Date:Friday, April 15, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Juniper Peak
    Elevation:7209 ft / 2197 m

Ascent Trip Report

I approached Juniper Peak from NV Hwy 447 in Nixon. Find S. Hollywood Rd just north of the bridge over the Truckee River and turn east, zero your odometer. Hollywood Rd is paved and follow it for 1.1 miles then turn left onto a dirt road, cross a small bridge across the irrigation canal, cross the cattle guard, and take the left fork. At 1.3 miles go right and at 4.2 miles you come to a barb wire gate. Open and close the gate and at mile 5.2 pass a big corral and cabin on your right. At 7.3 miles the road turns right and there are 2 lesser roads forking off to the left, take the right one that more or less goes straight. At 8.6 go through a gate in the fence and at 8.8 miles come to a T intersection. Turn right on the road that parallels the transmission power lines. At 9.1 miles turn left on a lesser road that heads up the slope of Juniper Peak. This is definitely a high clearance road. At 11.8 miles you are at the top of the ridge and approaching the saddle. I parked along here since the road heads down towards the saddle.

Juniper Peak is south along the ridge. There are a couple of ups and downs along the way, but the footing is ok except for some rock hopping in places. The last steep slope that goes up to the little closed 7200 contour just north of the high point is a little brushy also. My GPS indicated the little 7200 ft contour was only 5 ft shorter than the summit. The summit is marked be a large 8 ft tall cairn. Great views in all directions.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2223 ft / 678 m
    Distance:5.8 mi / 9.3 km
    Route:Northwest Ridge
    Trailhead:4986 ft / 1519 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Dennis Poulin
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