Ascent of Prospect Peak on 2013-10-09
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Wednesday, October 9, 2013|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||9573 ft / 2917 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThis is an easy one to tag from the town of Eureka on Hwy 50. I headed east on Hwy 50 from Eureka a couple miles to the signed road on the right for Windfall Canyon. I turned right and zeroed my odometer. This is a nice wide gravel road. At 1.6 miles I stayed straight and at 2.7 miles I continued through and inactive mined area. At 4.1 miles I reached a saddle and kept right, descending into the next drainage. The road loses about 400 ft of elevation in the next 2.7 miles before reaching a fork with the left one going to another abandoned mine area and the right fork enters Rocky Canyon. This road isn't as well maintained and gets a little rocky and steep as it makes its way to the summit. I stayed on the main road for another 2.6 miles and arrived at the summit with several comm towers. The summit is about a 5 ft ascent in the middle of the tower complex. It was snowing sideways on the summit, so I didn't linger long.
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| Route Conditions:||Snow on Ground|
| Route:||Drive Up|
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