Ascent of Wheeler Peak on 2013-08-17

Climber: Caleb Morris

Date:Saturday, August 17, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Wheeler Peak
    Elevation:13063 ft / 3981 m

Ascent Trip Report

Drove from tri-cities to wells after work Friday and crashed at the super 8 for $50. Got up at 430am to head for wheeler. Misplaced my debit card and ended up not actually leaving wells until around 6am. Needless to say got a late start hiking and wasn't off the mountain when the lightning started. A decent sized thunderstorm rolled up the west slopes and caught about 10 people up on the summit still. I ran down the ridge until I hit the treeline the walked the rest of the way out under rainy skies. As a basin and range enthusiast this has been near the top of my list for a long time. Great Basin Park is truly a very awesome place.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2900 ft / 883 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8.6 mi / 13.8 km
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Thunderstorm, Hot, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2900 ft / 883 m
    Distance:4.3 mi / 6.9 km
    Start Trailhead:10163 ft / 3097 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:4.3 mi / 6.9 km

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