Ascent of Ellen D Mountain on 2013-07-31
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Wednesday, July 31, 2013|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Ellen D Mountain|
| Elevation:||8633 ft / 2631 m|
Ascent Trip ReportTake the road directly west of "Contact, NV" and follow the signs to tower road. This road is steep but a good 2 wheel drive vehicle with clearance should make it up. Go through one gate. The route is obvious. The road has recently been worked by a CAT dozer in order to get construction equipment on top. They appear to be installing a new tower on top. I was amazed by the size of the crane that was on the top. I believe the CAT must have helped pull this crane up the hill.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||40 ft / 12 m|
| Route:||Drive Up|
| Trailhead:||8593 ft / 2619 m|
| Grade/Class:||Class 1|
| Quality:||1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Breezy, Clear|
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