Ascent of Highland Peak on 2013-07-03

Climber: BMS 914

Others in Party:Joel Brewster
BLMhikergirl Pipps
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Highland Peak
    Elevation:9395 ft / 2863 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was an easy walkup peak that Joel wanted to do for whatever reason during our drive up to Ely at the start of our Pilot/Ibapah trip. It was so short I left my pack in the truck and took only my GPS and a beer. We hit nearby Comet Peak (not a real peak) on the way down. For more of a challenge, one could start further down the road. We saw a herd of wild horses right on the road that spooked and nearly ran into Joel's Jeep on the way up.

Highland has cell phone towers on its summit, and you won't get better reception anywhere! This peak also has a porta-potty at the summit if you feel the need...

GPS track is for both peaks.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:579 ft / 175 m
    Elevation Loss:190 ft / 57 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:565 ft / 171 m
    Extra Loss:6 ft / 1 m
    Distance:1.1 mi / 1.8 km
    Route:Jeep Road
    Trailhead:Turnout on side of the road  8836 ft / 2693 m
    Time Up:25 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:184 ft / 56 m
    Extra Gain:14 ft / 4 m
    Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Route:Jeep Road
    Trailhead:Fork of road to Comet  9225 ft / 2811 m
    Time Down:10 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Highland_Comet

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Highland Peak2013-07-03 a
2Comet Peak2013-07-03 b
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by BMS 914
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