Ascent of McAfee Peak on 2016-07-04
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Monday, July 4, 2016|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Elevation:||10438 ft / 3181 m|
Ascent Trip Report
INDEPENDENCE DAY ON THE INDEPENDENCE RANGE HIGH POINT.
Started the hike at Jack Creek summit (7832 feet) and followed the steep unmarked road south to the top. I contoured southeast through the timber and talus to the main ridge line just north of the peak. After a short scramble up and over more talus, I was at the summit.
Lofty views in all directions (P4k) and the countryside was ablaze with wild flowers (see the Sego Lily below and the verdant area of Jack Creek Campground).
Spring Creek, NV.
Looking south from McAfee Peak (2016-07-04). Photo by Gerry Pennington.
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|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||2606 ft / 794 m|
| Quality:||3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Breezy, Clear|
| Gain on way in:||2606 ft / 794 m|
| Start Trailhead:||Jack Creek Summit 7832 ft / 2387 m|
| Time:||3 Hours 45 Minutes|
| Time:||4 Hours |
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