Ascent of Pearl Peak on 2013-06-12
|Others in Party:||Dean Molen|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Wednesday, June 12, 2013|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||10848 ft / 3306 m|
Ascent Trip ReportPretty area and nice hike with Dean. We left Elko and drove south on Hwy 227 and then south on Hwy 228. We drove through downtown Jiggs and continued south a few more miles where we turned right on a great wide gravel road that continues south on NV road 719 towards the Bald Mtn Gold Mine. I may have this road number incorrect, but it is a major road that is signed that going left takes you over Harrison Pass. We didn't go to Harrison Pass, instead I zeroed my odometer and we stayed on this good road for 10.4 miles and then turned left on signed road 57362. We followed road 57362 all the way to where we parked, but there are some forks and turns in the road. At 11.6 miles we stayed left, at 14.1 miles we went left, at 14.4 miles went straight, and at 15.3 miles straight again. At 16.6 miles passed a rock cabin on the right, at 17.0 miles reached a T intersection and went right. At 20.6 miles reach a water trough on the left and we shifted into 4WD. At 21.0 miles we topped a ridge and turned left. There is a great view of another higher ridge and the steep road leading up to it. This higher ridge is at about 9700 ft and we reached it at about 22.9 miles. We drove down the other side of the ridge and up another still higher ridge to about 10250 ft at 25.3 miles. Cass House Peak is a short distance off to the left at this point. We could see the road continue towards Pearl Peak but could only drive about another .25 mile before we were stopped by snow.
It is a nice hike following the ridge out to the summit and back passing directly over Peak 10563 on the way. Beautiful green mountains. Gorgeous area. We liked it so much that we even hiked up Cass House Peak after the Pearl climb. The road up Cass House was blocked by snow also.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||1350 ft / 412 m|
| Distance:||5.1 mi / 8.2 km|
| Route:||South Ridge|
| Trailhead:||9498 ft / 2894 m|
| Route Conditions:||Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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