Ascent of Prospect Peak on 2010-06-25
|Date:||Friday, June 25, 2010|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||9573 ft / 2917 m|
Ascent Trip ReportUS 50 2 miles east of downtown Eureka, NV to signed Windfall Canyon Road. Turn right, follow road for about 7 miles to right hand turnoff onto Rocky Canyon Road at 7800ft. This high clearance rough road then switchbacks north for about 2.5 miles to the microwave and cellular tower covered summit. Windfall Canyon road is in good condition but watch out for falling rocks and steep dropoffs. Did not find a summit register or triangulation benchmark. Thanks to Ken Jones for providing information on the Windfall Canyon road route.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||2723 ft / 829 m|
| Extra Gain:||300 ft / 91 m|
| Distance:||14 mi / 22.5 km|
| Route:||Windfall Canyon/Rocky Canyon Rds|
| Trailhead:||Windfall Canyon rd, 2.5 miles from US 50 7450 ft / 2270 m|
| Quality:||1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy|
A thundershower approached at the end of my hike
| Time Up:||2 Hours 30 Minutes|
| Time Down:||2 Hours 15 Minutes|
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