Ascent of Badger Mountain on 2011-04-23
|Others in Party:||Joel Brewster|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Saturday, April 23, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Hi-Clearance Vehicle|
| Elevation:||7976 ft / 2431 m|
Ascent Trip ReportTo 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|
| 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|
| 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:
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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