Ascent of North Peak on 2011-06-04
|Date:||Saturday, June 4, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||8550 ft / 2606 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI approached North Peak from I-80, battle Mtn, exit for NV 305. Zero your odometer and go south on NV 305. Pass the Copper Basin signed turnoff in 5.1 miles and in 6.0 miles turn right on an unsigned gravel road. At 7.7 go straight thru 4 way intersection, pass several campsites along the canyon, and at 11.1 take the left fork onto a rougher road. Go up several switchbacks and at 13.5 go over a pass at 7450 ft then continue down into the valley. At 15.7 reach an old corral and a grassy intersection, take the right fork. Go through a muddy area and then at 16.0 miles take the left fork. At 17.0 miles reach another saddle at 7350 ft. The road continues down into the next valley towards North Pk, but I took a right on a faint road up another .3 mile and then parked at 7450 ft.
I hiked north up the broad rounded ridge towards the summmit. The route I chose was in and out of a couple of drainages and then to a saddle at the base of the final slope that goes up to the summit. I didn't spend much time on the summit because there was a cold wind blowing. Great views from the summit. Nice hike that I would have enjoyed more if it was warmer on the summit.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||1382 ft / 422 m|
| Distance:||5 mi / 8 km|
| Route:||Southeast Ridge|
| Trailhead:||7168 ft / 2184 m|
| Route Conditions:||Open Country|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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