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Ascent of South Shoshone Peak on 2014-06-28

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Anji Cerney
Mountain Man Henry The
John Ide
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, June 28, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:South Shoshone Peak
    Location:USA-Nevada
    Elevation:10052 ft / 3063 m

Ascent Trip Report

The roads in the valley (including to the corral @ 6960') are remarkably good dirt roads (fine for passenger cars), but the road going up Lebeau creek is a bit challenging, especially for those want to keep paint intact, but not too bad (nothing treacherous). The road heading up out of the creek was a little worse, and hard to follow in places as it did not appear to be used frequently or recently, but again, it was not treacherous.

The hike up, while generally less steep, did have the steepest sections in it. But the lack of brush, made that my preferred route. Also, there were many small pieces that we guessed were from an airplane wreck scattered just below the west end of the ridge. The south-facing slopes were covered in nasty thick brush, which often encroached over the top of the ridge requiring considerable side-hilling, but the ground was not bad for it (some flexibility with decent traction).

For the decent we chose a more direct route, which has some nice and unique scenery (including a stream with running water below a spring), but it did have considerable thigh-high brush (not a big deal unless one is wearing shorts).

Great views up, down, and at the summit of this fine hike.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2232 ft / 680 m
    Elevation Loss:2232 ft / 680 m
    Distance:4.7 mi / 7.6 km
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2192 ft / 668 m
    Extra Loss:40 ft / 12 m
    Distance:2.4 mi / 3.9 km
    Route:West ridge
    Trailhead:Road fork @ 7900'  7900 ft / 2407 m
    Time Up:3 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:2192 ft / 668 m
    Extra Gain:40 ft / 12 m
    Distance:2.3 mi / 3.7 km
    Route:West ridge
    Trailhead:Road fork @ 7900'  7900 ft / 2407 m
    Time Down:2 Hours 30 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Eric Kassan
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