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Ascent of McAfee Peak on 2016-07-04

Climber: Gerry Pennington

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Monday, July 4, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:McAfee Peak
    Location:USA-Nevada
    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).
Gerry Pennington
Spring Creek, NV.
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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
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2606 ft / 794 m
    Start Trailhead:Jack Creek Summit  7832 ft / 2387 m
    Time:3 Hours 45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:4 Hours 



Other Photos

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Looking west toward Jack Creek (2016-07-04). Photo by Gerry Pennington.
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