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Ascent of Pilot Peak on 2016-07-15

Climber: Rich Stephens

Others in Party:Xander Stephens -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Date:Friday, July 15, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Pilot Peak
    Location:USA-Nevada
    Elevation:10716 ft / 3266 m

Ascent Trip Report

My 12 yr old son and I went as far as we could go up Miner’s Canyon and then parked. From there, we scrambled up the ridge to the main backbone of the mountain and worked our way to the peak. Lots of rock, talus, brush, and anything else that can make this hike challenging. I was hoping to make it to the peak in less than 4 hours but it ended up being around 4.5 hours.

It was a hot day and even though we brought over 7 liters of fluids, we still ran low on water. Next time I’ll bring an extra 2 liters.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4043 ft / 1232 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5 mi / 8 km
    Route:NW to the ridge and then to the top
    Trailhead:Top of Miner's Canyon  6673 ft / 2033 m
    Grade/Class:2
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Weather:Hot, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Time:4 Hours 20 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:3 Hours 30 Minutes



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