Ascent of Moho Mountain on 1998-07-02

Climber: Richard Carey

Date:Thursday, July 2, 1998
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Moho Mountain
    Elevation:8805 ft / 2683 m

Ascent Trip Report

To reach the mountain from the south, drive north on highway 6 from Bishop, California and after crossing into Nevada take highway 360 north toward Hawthorne. From the junction of highways 6 and 360 drive north for 17.8 miles to a dirt road on your left just past the historic marker for Belleville. This is opposite milepost 18 and a sign reads: "Marietta Wild Burro Information 500 yards". This turnoff is also 5.1 miles south on 360 from the junction with route 95 south of Mina. Take this excellent dirt road west for 3.4 miles to a junction and turn right. UTM here is 391820E, 4231900N (NAD27). Reset your odometer and drive north on this fair road which will make a series of switchbacks ascending the mountain. Stay on the best road and climb up to the old Moho mining area. A 4wd vehicle is advised because of the steep sections on this road. We stopped after 3.9 miles at a convenient flat spot, but the road continues up a steep section for about another 0.2 miles to an abandoned cabin and a good parking area. UTM here is: 390580E, 4236360N. Hike northwest from here up the slopes to a short distance past point 8621 ft. shown on the topo and then turn north along the ridge to the summit. Hiking distance from the cabin is about 1 mile with an elevation gain of 800 ft. 7/98 RLC
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