Ascent of Prospect Peak on 2013-10-09

Climber: Dennis Poulin

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Prospect Peak
    Elevation:9573 ft / 2917 m

Ascent Trip Report

This 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.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Snow on Ground
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Drive Up
Descent Statistics

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