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Ascent of Goshute Peak on 2013-05-25

Climber: Dean Molen

Others in Party:Dennis Poulin
Ken Jones
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, May 25, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Goshute Peak
    Location:USA-Nevada
    Elevation:9610 ft / 2929 m

Ascent Trip Report

For a great route to the summit, see Dennis Poulin's GPS track. The key is to find your way into Felt Canyon and be able to get to where we started our hike from (we also car camped there)40.4746
114.2735.

We turned off the highway at a dirt road just beyond the sign for Blue Lake using a waypoint 40.4905 114.1530. From there we worked our way to a waypoint I'd set for the jeep track that heads up Felt Canyon at 40.48555 114.22455 The track up Felt Canyon starts off OK but gets rougher as you go. Overall, we got three vehicles almost to the end of the road (one was a tundra) but we paid the price with some of paint getting scratched and I snapped an antenna off my truck. Still, the track was doable and you could walk from any point where you became uncomfortable with the conditions.

We did have a problem with ticks in the canyon but not on the route up to the peak. A horse trail led up most of the drainage until the angle steepened but the route was pretty straightforward and easy to do. It helps to have the summit waypoint on your GPS and just head for it. We were able to skirt around some small rock bands and never had anything that was more than class 2. A nice hike via this route.

Summitpost page: http://www.summitpost.org/goshute-peak-nv/853937
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