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Ascent of Diamond Peak on 2014-07-01

Climber: Gerry Pennington

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Diamond Peak
    Location:USA-Nevada
    Elevation:10614 ft / 3235 m

Ascent Trip Report

I started at the Poison Spring trail head and hiked to the summit of Diamond Peak in four hours and 15 minutes. A great snow cornice extended East from the ridge and the wild flowers were in bloom, especially the prickly pear cactus (see the photo below). Enjoyed great views in all directions and hiked back to the trail head in three hours and 30 minutes.
The Diamond Peak sign and the mailbox are no longer on the summit, however there is a register stored among the rocks.
Gerry Pennington
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Diamond Peak summit post and register box. Gerry Pennington (2014-07-01). Photo by Gerry Pennington.
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Summary Total Data
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Weather:Hot, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Poison Spring trail head
Descent Statistics



Other Photos

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Prickly Pear Cactus on the ridge line to Diamond Peak (2014-06-30). Photo by Gerry Pennington.
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