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Ascent of Mount Davidson on 2012-10-13

Climber: Mary Maki

Others in Party:Mike Maki
Sara Valentine
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, October 13, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Davidson
    Location:USA-Nevada
    Elevation:7864 ft / 2396 m

Ascent Trip Report

Followed Bob Sumner's trail description in "Hiking Nevada's County High Points", which included walking up a steep, rocky and gravelly, dirt road off of Stewart Street to Ophir Hill, and then following road on ridge eastward to Mt. Davidson. The last 0.25 mile, we followed an unmaintained trail up to the top of Mt. Davidson. The Ophir Hill and Mt. Davidson summits both affords nice views of Virginia City and Reno can be seen in the distance. A nice bonus for us was seeing some wild horses nearby. We retraced our route down Mt. Davidson and along the ridge, but then took a steep and unmaintained dirt road which followed the telephone pones back to the trailhead to save time.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1831 ft / 558 m
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail
    Nights Spent:0 nights away from roads
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1831 ft / 558 m
    Distance:2.2 mi / 3.6 km
    Route:dirt road & unmaintained trail
    Trailhead:Stewart St., Virginia City  6033 ft / 1838 m
Descent Statistics
    Trailhead:Stewart St., Virginia City  
Ascent Part of Trip: Ophir Hill & Mt. Davidson (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Ophir Hill2012-10-13
2Mount Davidson2012-10-13



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