Ascent of Potosi Mountain on 2009-04-20
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Monday, April 20, 2009|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||8514 ft / 2595 m|
Ascent Trip ReportHiked up from the gate on the south side. My wife had elected to stay in the truck while I did the hike which turned out to be close to 4000 feet of gain and about ten miles. I followed a road most of the way which included a "detour" over So. Potosi. On the summit I found a tupperware container placed by Sacha Bobst that had a register in it.
Amazing views of a smoggy Las Vegas but the highpoint would be an amazing place to camp. I've now gotten Gass Mtn and Frenchman to kind of bracket Las Vegas on three sides.
When I got back to the truck, I found my wife enjoying a "wild horse show" as nearby was a bunch of wild horses. Two of the stallions put on a real show as they fought each other, rising up on their hind legs and trying to land a front hoof on the head of the opponent. Sadly my camera had been stowed in my pack and I missed some great photos. I was surprised to see wild horses but others tell me that they are often seen in this area so keep your camera handy if you venture to the area.
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| Route Conditions:||Road Hike|
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