Ascent of North Arc Dome on 2012-09-01
|Others in Party:||Anji Cerney|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Saturday, September 1, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
|Peak:||North Arc Dome|
| Elevation:||11406 ft / 3476 m|
Ascent Trip ReportArc Dome was the primary peak of our three peak LVMC outing (Arc Dome, Toiyabe Dome, Mount Jefferson) in Central Nevada.
Collin and I met Anji, Austin, Joseph, and Sashi at the Columbine Campground late Friday night/early Saturday morning after leaving Las Vegas in the early evening. We set up our tents as quickly and quietly as possible, trying not to wake our sleeping friends or anyone else in the fairly crowded campground.
Next morning, we set off up a nice trail, following the signs for Arc Dome. This lead up through a wooded area, onto some grass-covered slopes, and onto a fairly level ridgeline. The trail lead to within just a few hundred meters of the summit of a subpeak, North Arc Dome, so we veered off the trail and boulder hopped the last few meters up to the top to sign the register and take a few photos. Afterward, we cut back down the little boulder field near the summit, back onto the grass open field of the ridge, and got back onto the trail enroute to the main peak. Adding North Arc Dome to an Arc Dome summit requires very little extra effort.
See the Arc Dome trip report for the rest of the hike description.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||2853 ft / 869 m|
| Elevation Loss:||771 ft / 234 m|
| Distance:||6.3 mi / 10.1 km|
| Grade/Class:||Class 2|
| Quality:||3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country|
| Gear Used:||Tent Camp|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Breezy, Clear|
Clear sunny day
| Elevation Gain:||2835 ft / 864 m|
| Extra Loss:||27 ft / 8 m|
| Distance:||5.1 mi / 8.2 km|
| Route:||Trail with side jaunt to peak|
| Trailhead:||Columbine Campground trailhead 8598 ft / 2620 m|
| Time Up:||2 Hours 28 Minutes|
| Elevation Loss:||744 ft / 226 m|
| Extra Gain:||18 ft / 5 m|
| Distance:||1.2 mi / 1.9 km|
| Route:||South Ridge/trail|
| Trailhead:||Saddle w/Arc Dome 10680 ft / 3255 m|
| Time Down:||25 Minutes|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Arc Dome# (1 nights total away from roads)|
Complete Trip Sequence:
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