Ascent of Highland Peak on 2013-07-03
|Others in Party:||Joel Brewster|
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Wednesday, July 3, 2013|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Elevation:||9395 ft / 2863 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThis was an easy walkup peak that Joel wanted to do for whatever reason during our drive up to Ely at the start of our Pilot/Ibapah trip. It was so short I left my pack in the truck and took only my GPS and a beer. We hit nearby Comet Peak (not a real peak) on the way down. For more of a challenge, one could start further down the road. We saw a herd of wild horses right on the road that spooked and nearly ran into Joel's Jeep on the way up.
Highland has cell phone towers on its summit, and you won't get better reception anywhere! This peak also has a porta-potty at the summit if you feel the need...
GPS track is for both peaks.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||579 ft / 175 m|
| Elevation Loss:||190 ft / 57 m|
| Distance:||1.5 mi / 2.4 km|
| Grade/Class:||Class 1|
| Quality:||1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Overcast|
| Elevation Gain:||565 ft / 171 m|
| Extra Loss:||6 ft / 1 m|
| Distance:||1.1 mi / 1.8 km|
| Route:||Jeep Road|
| Trailhead:||Turnout on side of the road 8836 ft / 2693 m|
| Time Up:||25 Minutes|
| Elevation Loss:||184 ft / 56 m|
| Extra Gain:||14 ft / 4 m|
| Distance:||0.4 mi / 0.6 km|
| Route:||Jeep Road|
| Trailhead:||Fork of road to Comet 9225 ft / 2811 m|
| Time Down:||10 Minutes|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Highland_Comet|
Complete Trip Sequence:
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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