Ascent of Lone Mountain on 2011-05-30

Climber: Dennis Poulin

Date:Monday, May 30, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Lone Mountain
    Elevation:9108 ft / 2776 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was a fun hike. I approached Lone Mtn from Hwy 95. Zero your odometer and from the Chevron/Burger King in Tonopah, drive south on Hwy 95 10.8 miles to virtual milepost 47.1 and turn west on an unsigned gravel road. Cross the cattle guard and head west directly towards Lone Mtn. At 17.5 miles the road gets rougher and I shifted into 4WD. At 18.3 make a right turn into a sandy wash that looks more like a sandy wash than a roadbed. At 19.2 take the right fork and follow this for another .5 mile and park at about 6800 ft elevation. Don't drive to the very end of the road because there is no place to turn around.

From my parking spot I hiked down the road and then got into the wash that is at the bottom of Springdale Canyon. I followed this wash most of the way to the summit. It is easy hiking along the wash. There are a series of short dry waterfalls from about 7900-8100 ft. It snowed the day before I hiked lone Mtn so most of the route still had a few inches of snow on the ground. In places it was up to 6" deep.

At about 8400 ft the wash starts petering out and you can see the summit area ahead and off to your left. The slope up to Lone Mtn from the wash doesn't have trees and is easy walking than in the wash. I kept the summit in sight and also the remnants of the wash and followed it up to a small saddle at about 8800 ft to the north of the summit. There may be a trail from the saddle up to the summit, but the snow had things buried today, so I just kept climbing until I reached the summit ridge. There are a couple of big rock bivy sights on the summit. Great views.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2279 ft / 695 m
    Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Route:Springdale Canyon
    Trailhead:6829 ft / 2081 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Snow on Ground
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Dennis Poulin
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