Ascent of Sixmile Hill on 2011-06-01
|Others in Party:||Dean Molen|
|Date:||Wednesday, June 1, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||7496 ft / 2284 m|
Ascent Trip ReportWe approached Sixmile Hill from Battle Mtn and I-80. Zero your odometer after you exit I-80 for NV 305. Go north on Broad St, take a right on Front St, then a left on NV 805 which should be a total of .9 mile from I-80. At 2.9 mile cross the Humboldt River, at 6.9 cross the railroad tracks, the pavement narrows, and continue straight. At 3.4 mile the pavement ends, at 16.7 take the right fork, at 20.5 there is a cattle guard and continue straight. At 22.9 pass under some power transmission lines, at 23.9 take a left turn onto a lesser road that may be muddy, at 26.1 cross a rocky creek, at 26.3 cross a muddy creek, at 26.5 take the left fork, at 27.4 elevation 5500 ft is the end of the road. Park it.
Cross the little creek and hike up stream following cow paths. Don't drink the water in the creek because there is a dead cow laying in the creek just upstream. Follow the creek around the east end of the ridge until you are on the backside of the peak northeast of the summit and at elevation 6,700 ft. At that point start heading up the ridge towards point 7416 on the topo. If you continue too far north and west you get into a drainage that is choked with aspens which you have to bushwhack through. At about 7300 ft, try to bypass 7416 on the northeast. Once you get on the summmit plateau it is an easy stroll over to this seldom visited summit. We did see a couple horny toads on the summit plateau. Great views from the summit.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||2000 ft / 609 m|
| Distance:||4.8 mi / 7.7 km|
| Route:||East Side Creek|
| Trailhead:||5496 ft / 1675 m|
| Route Conditions:||Open Country|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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