Ascent of Lone Mountain on 2011-10-09

Climber: Dennis Poulin

Date:Sunday, October 9, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Lone Mountain
    Elevation:6903 ft / 2104 m

Ascent Trip Report

This is an interesting peak. it is called Lone Mountain, but there are 2 summit areas. I agree with Caleb that the east peak is about 10 ft higher than the west peak. I drove to the saddle on the east side of the peak and hiked up and over one hilee before going over peak 6891 and then on to 6903. Easy hike through sage brush, nothing technical. Driving to the saddle is another issue.

I actually came in from the west taking a road that bracnhed off Hwy 140 right at the OR/NV border and driving about 25 miles on mostly gravel to the where I parked. The last part of the road from Juniper Srping to the saddle is shown on the topo as a Jeep Road. It is definitely a 4WD rocky ugly drive. I wouldn't drive it again. After my hike I drove north to leave the area and the road was great but long. These are the directions for that route. From Denio Jct zero your odometer and drive west on hwy 140 9.1 miles and turn right on a wide good gravel road. At 18.4 miles cross the NV/OR state line marked by a cattle guard, at 21.8 take the right fork, at 31.6 turn left across a green cattle guard, at 33.5 cross another cattle guard, at 35.5 I drove across the mostly dry end of a large pond. I think there is a road around the pond. At 36.2 take the left fork, then stay on the main road ignoring all branches and cross roads to mile 45.0 where you shold be at the saddle elevation 6,600 ft east of the high point.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:900 ft / 275 m
    Distance:3.1 mi / 5 km
    Route:East Ridge
    Trailhead:6003 ft / 1829 m
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Dennis Poulin
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