Ascent of Highland Peak on 2013-07-03

Climber: BMS 914

Others in Party:Joel Brewster
BLMhikergirl Pipps
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Highland Peak
    Elevation:9395 ft / 2863 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was an easy walkup peak that Joel wanted to do for whatever reason during our drive up to Ely at the start of our Pilot/Ibapah trip. It was so short I left my pack in the truck and took only my GPS and a beer. We hit nearby Comet Peak (not a real peak) on the way down. For more of a challenge, one could start further down the road. We saw a herd of wild horses right on the road that spooked and nearly ran into Joel's Jeep on the way up.

Highland has cell phone towers on its summit, and you won't get better reception anywhere! This peak also has a porta-potty at the summit if you feel the need...

GPS track is for both peaks.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:579 ft / 176 m
    Total Elevation Loss:190 ft / 57 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:565 ft / 172 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 559 ft / 170 m; Extra: 6 ft / 1m
    Loss on way in:6 ft / 1 m
    Distance:1.1 mi / 1.8 km
    Route:Jeep Road
    Start Trailhead:Turnout on side of the road  8836 ft / 2693 m
    Time:25 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:184 ft / 56 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 170 ft / 52 m; Extra: 14 ft / 4m
    Gain on way out:14 ft / 4 m
    Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Route:Jeep Road
    End Trailhead:Fork of road to Comet  9225 ft / 2811 m
    Time:10 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Highland_Comet

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Highland Peak2013-07-03 a579 ft / 176 m
2Comet Peak2013-07-03 b136 ft / 41 m
Total Trip Gain: 715 ft / 217 m    Total Trip Loss: 715 ft / 218 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by BMS 914
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