Ascent of Mount Stirling on 2010-06-26

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:M Evans
Date:Saturday, June 26, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Stirling
    Elevation:8219 ft / 2505 m

Ascent Trip Report

The roads in (towards Gold Spring) were rather complex - we came in on the road heading south from US 95, about 10 miles west of Indian Springs. I recommend staying north (taking the right branches as the road forks until you reach an elevation of 1700 meters (5577 feet) at which point there should be a prominent road (592?) heading south - take that toward Gold Springs. While we stopped driving at an elevation of 1950 meters (6400 feet), one could have driven further.

There were numerous old foot or animal paths that minimized bushwhacking, but some of that couldn't be avoided. Be sure to look for petroglyphs on the way, as we noticed several sites right on the ridgeline. The reward at the summit is a very nice view with the heart of the Spring Mountains to the south and an expansive desert in most other directions.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1821 ft / 555 m
    Elevation Loss:1821 ft / 555 m
    Distance:3.6 mi / 5.8 km
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1821 ft / 555 m
    Distance:2.1 mi / 3.4 km
    Route:Ridge West of Gold Spring
    Trailhead:Gold Spring Rd @ 1950m  6398 ft / 1950 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1821 ft / 555 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Route:Northeast ridge
    Trailhead:Gold Spring Rd @ 1950m  6398 ft / 1950 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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