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Ascent of Peavine Peak on 2016-03-26

Climber: William Inman

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, March 26, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Peavine Peak
    Location:USA-Nevada
    Elevation:8266 ft / 2519 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked alongside the road at 6584 ft. - a spot I planned on from Google Maps that would give me a 3.5 mile one way/7 mile round trip hike. Fairly uneventful - took about two hours to reach the summit, where there was a chilly wind blowing (big surprise, huh?), but a pretty nice day for March, still. Encountered some snow at just below 8000 ft. but then it went away as I climbed higher. It must have been the remnants of wind drifting over the ridge that was right there.

Beautiful views from the top, as expected. Was dark (8:12 pm) by the time I returned to my car, but I didn't need to turn my light on. An overcast had blown in, and I think all the lights (sky glow) from Reno was bouncing off the bottoms of the clouds and illuminating the ground where I was. Nice workout, and my most ambitious of this year so far.

A member of my "Nevada Sierra Peaks" list - "nsp" is the code I use in the "route up" field of my trip report...
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1682 ft / 512 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1682 ft / 512 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7 mi / 11.3 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Calm and warm except for the ridges & top. Chilly N wind there
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1682 ft / 512 m
    Distance:3.5 mi / 5.6 km
    Route:.... nsp ... followed the road
    Start Trailhead:Alongside the road  6584 ft / 2006 m
    Time:1 Hours 51 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1682 ft / 512 m
    Distance:3.5 mi / 5.6 km
    Route:followed the road
    End Trailhead:Alongside the road  6584 ft / 2006 m
    Time:1 Hours 44 Minutes



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