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Ascent of Prospect Peak on 2017-05-27

Climber: Connor McEntee

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, May 27, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Prospect Peak
    Location:USA-Nevada
    Elevation:9573 ft / 2917 m

Ascent Trip Report

It's a straightforward drive from the town of Eureka. I made it all the way to the summit easily in a Subaru Forester. Windfall Canyon Road is very good, and no vehicle will have issues. Rocky Canyon Road, which goes up the canyon and switchbacks up to the peaks is rougher. Clearance is necessary, and it is rocky in a few places though. I did encounter one snow drift just below the summit but was able to drive through it. I would avoid driving on Rocky Canyon Road when it is wet as much of the roadbed is clay. I encountered a section where a vehicle must have got stuck earlier in the year but was able to sink branches into the mud to get traction.
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