Ascent of Beaver Peak on 2013-05-23

Climber: Dean Molen

Others in Party:Ken Jones -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Dennis Poulin -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Date:Thursday, May 23, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Beaver Peak
    Elevation:8791 ft / 2679 m

Ascent Trip Report

Summitpost page:

We were the first to sign the register in 7 years. This peak is on a private ranch and you have to get permission to be on the land. We were checked on when we were climbing the mountain as we noticed a ranch pickup truck checking out the permit I had. More info will be posted on this in the near future but for the moment, I thought some of you who are interested in Nevada prominence peaks might find it interesting to see that access can be obtained.

You get the permit for being on the ranch by stopping at the Maggie's Ranch office on the south side of I-80 (exit 292). The California Trail Information center is on the north side. Permits are only given out on mon-thur 9-12 1-4. You will need to provide information about your vehicle(s) that will be driven on the ranch land and show a drivers license and provide address and sign a form. They were very friendly but rarely see hikers so be sure to tell them your goal is Beaver Peak. The permit is good for a calendar year. There was no charge for the permit.

Drive north of Carlin on highway 766 towards the mine but turn off on the road marked for the ranches. The road is not paved but it is in great condition and stay on it until you see the Red Ranch house. (on Benchmark map). Just before the RRH, there is a gate that you will have to open (and close) and you drive in towards the ranch house but you will see a road that heads left up the hillside. Take that road and it'll be about 5 or 5.5 miles to where you will find our trailhead. You'll need to open and close two (maybe three) more gates. The road was in good shape but I wouldn't want to drive it in wet conditions (duh). We found a short spur road off and drove up to another gate that we couldn't open so we parked and climbed over the fence. Follow the GPS tracks as posted by Dennis or Ken and you'll find a nice hike awaiting you.
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    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Bushwhack

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