Ascent of Virginia Peak on 2020-04-30

Climber: Brett Marciasini

Others in Party:Ryan Bernhardt
Arthur Marciasini -- Trip Report or GPS Track
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Thursday, April 30, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Virginia Peak
    Elevation:8366 ft / 2549 m

Ascent Trip Report

Very windy day up in the Pah Rah Range. Hiked up Virginia and traversed over to Pah Rah. Stats include the whole hike.

The directions on Summit Post are money! Ironwood is paved. Wilcox Ranch and Quaking Aspen are graded gravel (35mph roads). Microwave is dirt and very rocky. I never really needed 4x4 but high clearance and good tires are a must. Any SUV or pickup with clearance wil have not problem. I parked where Eric Kassan started, but could have easily driven to the top of Virginia. Nothing past this point was worse. You can also shorten the hike to Pah Rah by driving out into the open ridge to where the road ends.

Virginia is covered in equipment taking away from what would be great views. Cool rock pile and summit register. There is a port a potty up there as well in case nature calls.

The hike over to Pah Rah was fun and pretty easy. Just follow the ridge and pickup some intermittent use trails. If you stay up,the brush is never more than ankle high. Lots of old horse poop and we found two horse skeletons.

The view of Pyramid Lake from Pah Rah is amazing. There is a summit register and benchmark.

My friend picked up one tick that we found on the drive home in Reno. They are coming out!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1736 ft / 529 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1135 ft / 345 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1736 ft / 529 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 601 ft / 183 m; Extra: 1135 ft / 345m
    Loss on way in:1135 ft / 345 m
    Distance:7.5 mi / 12.1 km
    Start Trailhead:7765 ft / 2366 m
    Time:30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Brett Marciasini
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