Ascent of Job Peak on 2011-04-16
|Date:||Saturday, April 16, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||8785 ft / 2677 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI approached Job Pk from the small town of Stillwater at the end of NV Hwy 116. Zero your odometer at the end of NV 116 sign in Stillwater. Continue straight our of town on and stay on the main road for 12.6 miles where there is a cattle guard, turn right on a lesser road that parallels the fence line. At 13.6 miles turn left and open and close a barb wire gate. Stay on this main track as it enters Petes Canyon. At 17.6 miles Government Trail Canyon on the left meets Petes Canyon going right. Go a little ways up Petes Canyon until you can see where the road crosses drainage for Petes Canyon. The first crossing is used by ATV's and about 100 yds further there is a vehicle friendly crossing. Once across the drainage drive up Government Trail Canyon for another 1.9 miles. That is where I stopped at elevation 6,400 ft, but the road goes another .4 mile to where it ends at 6,800 ft. You can drive up further if you can get around a big green rock in the road at 6,600 ft elevation. A skinny vehicle can make it around. I car camped here and waited for Al and Collin to join me in the morning.
In the morning I waited for Al and Collin, but they were running a little late, so I started up the mountain without them. They are young guys and hike much faster than me anyhow. I hiked up the road then crossed the creek and hiked directly up the slope to the low point on the ridge above. This is a long steep slope that gains about 1,400 ft. Once on the ridge, turn right and hike up to the hgih point. Great views. On the summit Collin caught up to me about 15 minutes after I arrived and Al was another 15 minutes behind him. They continued on to Mount Lincoln and I went back down to my truck and headed for my next peak.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||2343 ft / 714 m|
| Distance:||3.2 mi / 5.1 km|
| Route:||Government Trail Cyn|
| Trailhead:||6442 ft / 1963 m|
| Route Conditions:||Open Country|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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