Ascent of Wheeler Peak on 2015-04-30
|Date:||Thursday, April 30, 2015|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||13063 ft / 3981 m|
Ascent Trip ReportLonger than the typical Wheeler hike due to road/snow conditions up high. The hike from Upper Lehman Creek to the 'true' trailhead is very cool in its own right, though. The higher portions of the climb were spectacular, and definitely tiring as well- the steepness was sustained, and there were stretches of significant postholing. View from the summit is amazing. I made sure to make the quick detour down from the summit to the top of the Cirque. Really crazy to think that this place is in Nevada, and I really want to check out the rest of the park too!
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||5311 ft / 1618 m|
| Gain on way in:||5311 ft / 1618 m|
| Start Trailhead:||7752 ft / 2362 m|
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