Ascent of Nopah Peak on 2020-02-16

Climber: Whiley Hall

Others in Party:Stav Basis -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Date:Sunday, February 16, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Nopah Peak
    Elevation:6385 ft / 1946 m

Ascent Trip Report

Not gonna lie, the highlight of these peaks was letting my thoughts, legs, and music flow in sync for the long run back out through the vast desert.
Side note, Nopah Pk is much more exciting and aesthetically pleasing than Nopah HP. Make the long trek to the high point worth it by making it a twofer!
Very straightforward route from 2wd pull-out parking spot along the hwy.
An extremely faint, old 4wd road can be followed at times as you hike through the desert for a few miles to enter the mouth of the main wash. There is one mildly exciting dry fall to scramble up. Follow the rocky wash to the ridgeline, then to the saddle between the two Nopah peaks. Mentally map the route you will take to tag the other peak while following ridge to summit from the saddle.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3568 ft / 1087 m
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3568 ft / 1087 m
    Distance:16.2 mi / 26.1 km
    Start Trailhead:2817 ft / 858 m
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Whiley Hall
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