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Ascent of McCullough Mountain on 2019-03-16

Climber: Lou Hibbard

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, March 16, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:McCullough Mountain
    Location:USA-Nevada
    Elevation:7026 ft / 2141 m

Ascent Trip Report

Flew in to Las Vegas in AM, drove partway to Railroad Springs, parked when afraid of scraping the rental too much, and hiked. Approached from Jean using Kassan 2016 report and also Dennis Poulin's report from the corral on. I used GPS on drive in and then bactracked on way out. Some inobvious turns.
I crossed the wash to the right of the shack on a good trail wondering if it would swing up towards the summit. Nope - so hiked the ridge right of the wash. A little up and down but ridges more scenic. On way down took the wash but liked the ridge better.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3155 ft / 961 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3155 ft / 960 m
    Round-Trip Distance:10 mi / 16.2 km
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Windy but blue skys
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2911 ft / 887 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 2662 ft / 811 m; Extra: 249 ft / 75m
    Loss on way in:249 ft / 75 m
    Distance:5 mi / 8.1 km
    Route:West side
    Start Trailhead:Railroad Springs Road (partway)  4364 ft / 1330 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2906 ft / 885 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 2662 ft / 811 m; Extra: 244 ft / 74m
    Gain on way out:244 ft / 74 m
    Distance:5 mi / 8.1 km
    Route:West side
    End Trailhead:Railroad Springs Road (partway)  4364 ft / 1330 m



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