Ascent of Dantes View Peak on 2019-06-14

Climber: Ray Thompson

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Friday, June 14, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Dantes View Peak
    Elevation:5704 ft / 1738 m

Ascent Trip Report

Was driving to Pahrump on a grocery run when I decided on a whim to make a detour and check out Dantes View. Upon arrival there I made another whimsical decision to walk over to Dantes View Peak. In my Old Navy canvas sneakers. Maybe not the best idea in retrospect, as I would feel just about every rock and pebble on the trail right through the very thin rubber soles. Anyway, it was nice walk with great views of Badwater Basin down below.
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Looking back to the Dantes View parking lot and south Death Valley from Dantes View Peak. (2019-06-14). Photo by Ray Thompson.
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Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:229 ft / 69 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:use trail
    Trailhead:Dantes View parking lot  5475 ft / 1668 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:15 Minutes

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