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Ascent of Arc Dome on 2019-10-26

Climber: Alex Lennon

Others in Party:kari cieszkiewicz
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, October 26, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Arc Dome
    Location:USA-Nevada
    Elevation:11773 ft / 3588 m

Ascent Trip Report

Kari and I started the hike about 1.5 miles shy of Columbine Campground, as there was one area of road damage that was significant enough that we didn't want to take our jeep through it. This made our day around 16.5 miles instead of 13.5, and added a few hundred feet of extra gain as well.

Arc Dome is an amazing summit, and has one of my favorite views in Nevada. Jefferson looks a lot more impressive from here than it does from its own base. There are also excellent views of Boundary, Montgomery and White Mountain Peak. The re-ascent to the plateau after descending from the summit is a bit demoralizing, but the scenery all the while more than makes up for it. We went up the Toiyabe Crest Trail (slightly longer) and went down the Stewart Creek Trail, which I thought was much more scenic.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4900 ft / 1493 m
    Total Elevation Loss:900 ft / 274 m
    Round-Trip Distance:16.5 mi / 26.6 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:4900 ft / 1493 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 4000 ft / 1219 m; Extra: 900 ft / 274m
    Loss on way in:900 ft / 274 m
    Distance:8.5 mi / 13.7 km
    Start Trailhead:7773 ft / 2369 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:8 mi / 12.9 km



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