Ascent of Badger Mountain on 2011-04-23

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Joel Brewster
Hannah Wilner -- Trip Report or GPS Track
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, April 23, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Hi-Clearance Vehicle
Peak:Badger Mountain
    Elevation:7976 ft / 2431 m

Ascent Trip Report

To get to this hike, you take Old Corn Creek Road off US 93, just south of the upper Pahranagat Lake - note the turnoff is difficult to see from the road when heading north. Also note that the road does go further south than Medsger Pass (at least according to my GPS), but if you stay on the well-traveled road you will get there (there is only one confusing turnoff which occurs when already heading northward - when in doubt, take the left fork). The road is in remarkably good condition until the very end and so normal cars can get to around 2,000m.

The route from the road to Badger Mountain is all off-trail, and it's difficult to go wrong so long as you head in the right direction and try to avoid bad brush.

Since this is a relatively easy hike, you may want to consider bagging Tikaboo Peak as well (on the other side of the road).
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1653 ft / 503 m
    Elevation Loss:1621 ft / 494 m
    Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1353 ft / 412 m
    Extra Loss:300 ft / 91 m
    Distance:2.2 mi / 3.5 km
    Route:NE to summit ridge, then SE to summit
    Trailhead:Road from South @ 2110 m  6923 ft / 2110 m
    Time Up:1 Hours 45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1321 ft / 403 m
    Extra Gain:300 ft / 91 m
    Distance:1.8 mi / 2.9 km
    Route:N to first wash, then W toward road
    Trailhead:Road from South @ 2120 m  6955 ft / 2119 m
    Time Down:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: 2011 Badger Mtn

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Badger Mountain2011-04-23
2Tikaboo Peak2011-04-23
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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