Ascent of North Arc Dome on 2012-09-01
|Others in Party:||Anji Cerney|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Saturday, September 1, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
|Peak:||North Arc Dome|
| Elevation:||11406 ft / 3476 m|
Ascent Trip ReportArc Dome was the primary peak of our three peak LVMC outing (Arc Dome, Toiyabe Dome, Mount Jefferson) in Central Nevada.
Collin and I met Anji, Austin, Joseph, and Sashi at the Columbine Campground late Friday night/early Saturday morning after leaving Las Vegas in the early evening. We set up our tents as quickly and quietly as possible, trying not to wake our sleeping friends or anyone else in the fairly crowded campground.
Next morning, we set off up a nice trail, following the signs for Arc Dome. This lead up through a wooded area, onto some grass-covered slopes, and onto a fairly level ridgeline. The trail lead to within just a few hundred meters of the summit of a subpeak, North Arc Dome, so we veered off the trail and boulder hopped the last few meters up to the top to sign the register and take a few photos. Afterward, we cut back down the little boulder field near the summit, back onto the grass open field of the ridge, and got back onto the trail enroute to the main peak. Adding North Arc Dome to an Arc Dome summit requires very little extra effort.
See the Arc Dome trip report for the rest of the hike description.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||2853 ft / 869 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||771 ft / 234 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||6.3 mi / 10.1 km|
| Grade/Class:||Class 2|
| Quality:||3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country|
| Gear Used:||Tent Camp|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Breezy, Clear|
Clear sunny day
| Gain on way in:||2835 ft / 864 m|
| Gain Breakdown:||Net: 2808 ft / 856 m; Extra: 27 ft / 8m|
| Loss on way in:||27 ft / 8 m|
| Distance:||5.1 mi / 8.2 km|
| Route:||Trail with side jaunt to peak|
| Start Trailhead:||Columbine Campground trailhead 8598 ft / 2620 m|
| Time:||2 Hours 28 Minutes|
| Loss on way out:||744 ft / 226 m|
| Loss Breakdown:||Net: 726 ft / 221 m; Extra: 18 ft / 5m|
| Gain on way out:||18 ft / 5 m|
| Distance:||1.2 mi / 1.9 km|
| Route:||South Ridge/trail|
| End Trailhead:||Saddle w/Arc Dome 10680 ft / 3255 m|
| Time:||25 Minutes|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Arc Dome# (1 nights total away from roads)|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 4577 ft / 1395 m Total Trip Loss: 4577 ft / 1395 m
|1||North Arc Dome||2012-09-01 a||2853 ft / 870 m|
|2||Arc Dome||2012-09-01 b||1724 ft / 525 m|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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