Ascent of Juniper Mountain on 2011-05-24
|Date:||Tuesday, May 24, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||7474 ft / 2278 m|
Ascent Trip ReportJuniper Mountain is a long way from civilization. I approached Juniper Mtn after having climbed Black Mtn the previous afternoon. I approached from the north and the settlement of Gerlach. There is a gravel road heading east from NV 447 between Gerlach and Empire. It is a nice BLM road on the south side of the Black Rock Desert and is marked as BLM 2048. This is the Gerlach/Winnemucca Rd. The sign says it is 96 miles to Winnemucca. Zero you odometer and head east. At 12.1 miles turn right on road 2084, at 32.0 miles go straight at the crossroads, at 41.0 miles continue straight where a sign on the road going east says Trego is 34 miles and Nightingale is 26 miles. At 41.3 miles turn left on a much lesser road going east. Go through the dry wash and follow the road to mile 44.0 where the road turns left away from the peak, continue straight about fifty feet and then turn right. There is a big wash off to your left and the road stays on the shoulder of the wash. I followed this road another 1.6 miles where I stopped at about 6,500 ft on top of a little saddle. It was almost dark and starting to rain. I didn't know what was ahead and my GPS indicated I was close enough to the end of the road and the summit to hike from here in the morning.
In the morning, I followed the road anther .5 mile to where it ended and then followed a horse/donkey trail almost straight up the slope to the south ridge of Juniper Mtn. It was an easy short hike from there to the summit. Views were great.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||933 ft / 285 m|
| Distance:||1.8 mi / 2.9 km|
| Route:||West Side and South Ridge|
| Trailhead:||6541 ft / 1993 m|
| Route Conditions:||Unmaintained Trail, Open Country|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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Peaks: climbed and unclimbed by Dennis Poulin
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