Ascent of Troy Peak on 2018-07-25

Climber: Dean Gaudet

Others in Party:Daryn Dodge
Greg Gerlach -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Keith Christensen
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Troy Peak
    Elevation:11298 ft / 3443 m

Ascent Trip Report

we used kathy rich + larry grant's trip reports for their recent start from murphy spring. thanks!

attached track is the drive to murphy spring. gmaps will take you there, but it has its usual problem of taking the shortest roads, not the best roads. in the dark in the very early morning i followed its directions and they sucked, but on the way out later i followed the obviously good roads back to NV-318. (it's about an hour at the speeds i drove.)

immediately after turning on to FS-648 you'll challenge your vehicle's approach and departure angles when the road dips into the wash, and there's no culvert to protect the road so it's washing out. there are three of these before you reach the trailhead... i'm kind of skeptical they'll last many more years, adding miles to this starting point as well. you'll need 4x4, high clearance for this road, but everything else up to this point a car could make.

there are still two more places worth investigating for starts: brady spring (greg drove out, says there's lots of scratchy trees alongside the road), and FS-102 which comes in to the north of timber peak: 102 is on the FSTopo 2016 layer (see but not on 2013 (nor USGS). you probably want to call ely ranger station about 102 (i didn't make time to make the call).

overall not a peak i enjoyed, i'm not a fan of steep slopes with loose rock, and lots of side-hilling.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4318 ft / 1315 m
    Total Elevation Loss:4318 ft / 1315 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7.2 mi / 11.6 km
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Hot, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3868 ft / 1178 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 3318 ft / 1011 m; Extra: 550 ft / 167m
    Loss on way in:550 ft / 167 m
    Distance:3.6 mi / 5.8 km
    Start Trailhead:murphy spring  7980 ft / 2432 m
    Time:5 Hours 18 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3768 ft / 1148 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 3318 ft / 1011 m; Extra: 450 ft / 137m
    Gain on way out:450 ft / 137 m
    Distance:3.6 mi / 5.8 km
    End Trailhead:7980 ft / 2432 m
    Time:3 Hours 35 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Dean Gaudet
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