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Ascent of West Humboldt Range High Point on 2011-03-04

Climber: Brad Boester

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, March 4, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:West Humboldt Range High Point
    Location:USA-Nevada
    Elevation:6381 ft / 1944 m

Ascent Trip Report

From Interstate 80, take exit 106 for downtown Lovelock. Turn left onto highway 397 (eventually becomes South Meridian Road) follow paved road for 6.5 miles and continue straight on South Meridian (hardpacked dirt)at a junction where 397 makes a sharp right. Follow .5 miles to a "T" junction and turn Left, in about .5 miles cross a bridge over the Humboldt river and take the Left fork shortly after,(right fork goes to Lovelock Cave). Follow this road which parallels the Humboldt range for about 6 miles until due west of the highpoint. Park and hike cross country for about 2.5 miles through a small playa,(muddy when wet),and scattered saltbrush to a ravine entrance. Follow ravine until you can climb up to the ridgeline(point 5651 on topo) and follow easy grade SW ridge to the summit. Small glass jar registry on summit. Roads are passable in car if dry.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2511 ft / 765 m
    Elevation Loss:2511 ft / 765 m
    Distance:8.7 mi / 14.1 km
    Grade/Class:I
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2511 ft / 765 m
    Extra Loss:50 ft / 15 m
    Distance:4.3 mi / 6.8 km
    Route:West Ridge
    Trailhead:Old California Trail Road  3920 ft / 1194 m
    Time Up:2 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:2461 ft / 750 m
    Distance:4.5 mi / 7.2 km
    Route:SouthWest Ridge
    Trailhead:Old California Trail Road  3920 ft / 1194 m
    Time Down:2 Hours 30 Minutes



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