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Ascent of Wilson Peak on 2013-05-24

Climber: Dean Molen

Others in Party:Dennis Poulin
Ken Jones
Date:Friday, May 24, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Wilson Peak
    Location:USA-Nevada
    Elevation:8507 ft / 2592 m

Ascent Trip Report

We went up on the west side by taking a mining road that is on the west side of the mountain. Go left at the fork where the pavement ends and watch for the mining road which you can see cutting up the side of the mountain. The road is kept open at the present time by a mining operation and requires 4WD & high clearance to deal with the steep parts and has a couple of hairpin turns that are a bit tricky.
We parked at the top of the road just before it drops down at almost 7100' elevation. ( 41.6016 116.2044 ) We found a place to easily park two vehicles just above the road and from there we walked down the road and then followed it up as it passed through the mining operation and where another truck was parked. The road ends at that point and from there we found our way up the slopes to a saddle on the west side of the peak and then easy hiking to the summit where we found a glass jar register and a couple of benchmarks. Terrific views. If you can't make it up the road in a vehicle, no problem, just walk the road up from the base.

I have put together a summitpost page for this peak at:
http://www.summitpost.org/wilson-peak-nv-elko-county/886237
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    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Bushwhack



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