Ascent of Anchorite Hills-Gregs Knoll on 1992-08-24
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Monday, August 24, 1992|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
|Peak:||Anchorite Hills-Gregs Knoll|
| Elevation:||8160 ft / 2487 m|
Ascent Trip ReportBy 6:30 P.M. I was on NV 359 and about to cross into California, and I elected to sleep in my car at the first place I found. I took a likely side road to my right, saw a guy with a camper parked in the sagebrush down one fork, and selected a turn-in a ways down the other fork of the road, nicely hidden in the low, dry trees of the desert.
I had time to kill before it got dark, so I thought I'd scamper up one of the low hills up from my car. Taking nothing with me, I hiked across the desert terrain of scrubby sagebrush up towards the rock outcrops I could see above me. However, whenever I got to a prominent point, it seemed there was always a more prominent one further up, so I'd keep going. These false summits lured me up 1100 vertical feet into the Anchorite Hills until I finally realized I had to stop or I'd be returning in darkness. I was at a rock outcrop well short of a main summit I could see, but the view of the desolate country below me, including my now-tiny car, the camper, and NV 359 were pretty good. I descended a different way than on the rocky, steep ridge I had come up on, instead scree-skiing down into a ravine and following a dry brook bed around to the vicinity of my car. The only trouble here was avoiding the debris in the brook bed that the last rainstorm had strewn about.
I was very tired and thirsty after my little hike, since it had been longer than I had planned and I had taken no water with me.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||1100 ft / 335 m|
| Trailhead:||7060 ft / 2151 m|
| Quality:||2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Breezy, Clear|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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