Ascent of Pah-Rum Peak on 2011-04-17
|Date:||Sunday, April 17, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||7608 ft / 2318 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI hiked Pah-Rum with Al Sandorf. I approached from NV Hwy 447 about 60 miles north of Wadsworth. There is a paved road to the west that has a sign indicating US Geothermal 9 miles and Empire Farms 7 miles. Zero your odometer and head west, the road turns to a nice gravel road and then at mile 4.8 turn right onto a paved road again. At 6.4 miles there is a dirt road exiting to the left that almost parallels the paved road. Take this road and stay straight at the intersections. At mile 8.3 turn left at a closed gate, at 8.8 turn right, and at mile 9.4 turn left. At mile 10.5 take the right fork and stay on this rutted road until you reach another locked gate at mile 14.1 and park.
The hike starts here. Climb over the gate, and go through the next 2 gates. There is a small travel trailer that looks like it serves as a hunting cabin here, but there was no one around when we went through. Continue hiking up Rattlesnake Canyon until the road ends and then follow cow trails up to where two drainages come together and the east ridge of Pah-Rum separates them. There is a large rock outcropping at the bottom of this ridge. Get onto the ridge and follow it up to the summit. There are a few rock outcroppings to navigate around, but it is not difficult. We went to the left of the largest rocky areas. Great views from the summit.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||2639 ft / 804 m|
| Distance:||5.1 mi / 8.1 km|
| Route:||East Ridge|
| Trailhead:||4969 ft / 1514 m|
| Route Conditions:||Open Country|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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