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Ascent of Potosi Mountain on 2016-04-29

Climber: Paula Raimondi

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Friday, April 29, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Potosi Mountain
    Location:USA-Nevada
    Elevation:8514 ft / 2595 m

Ascent Trip Report

Solo...It's been on my agenda for a long time to bag this peak. I got a map of the route via Goodsprings to take the access road to the summit. I didn't expect such an amazing experience with this route but it was next level, best that So NV has to offer! Beautiful healthy wild Mustangs everywhere! At the trailhead and along the hillsides in the first 1.5 miles of the hike and Solitude galore! Hawks soaring over the many barren burn areas along the way. Lightning must reek havoc on this mtn. Super steep. 3,800' gain bagging No. and So. summits. 9.5 miles in 3:55hr with 2:49 total moving time. Amazing day. There were even sandstone outcrops this far south and the area was surprisingly pristine for being close to a hillbilly town. Almost got hit head on in my car on the way back on 161 by a car passing another. I saw the whites of her eyes it was so close! Dangerous road to pass on with all the dips.
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