Ascent of Badger Mountain on 2011-04-25
|Others in Party:||Dean Molen|
|Date:||Monday, April 25, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||7976 ft / 2431 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI approached Badger Mtn from Hwy 93 south of Alamo. There is an unsigned hard to see dirt road heading west from Hwy 93 just south of the south end of the Upper Pahranagat Lake. Zero your odometer, at 0.6 cross a cattle guard, at 5.3 pass some nice cows, at 6.8 go over a small pass, at 11.6 pass a big rusty old water tank on the right, at 13.6 take the left fork, at 18.3 stay straight thru the crossroads, at 21.8 pass Badger Spring, and at 22.2 I parked just short of the saddle that separates Tikaboo from Badger.
Dean has added a fine page on Summit Post for this peak that contains great info. http://www.summitpost.org/badger-mountain-nv/713986. We hiked up the steep slope to the east and then generally followed the terrain up and down and around a drainage to get to the Badger Mountain ridge. The entire area is covered in pine trees, juniper trees, and brush so the route was not always apparent. There is a small communications tower in the summit area, but not on the high point. There are 2 summit registers located about 100 yds apart. I think the high point is the one furthest south on the ridge. Great views.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||1932 ft / 589 m|
| Distance:||3.8 mi / 6.1 km|
| Route:||Badger Spring|
| Trailhead:||6044 ft / 1842 m|
| Route Conditions:||Open Country|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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