Ascent of Anchorite Hills-Gregs Knoll on 1992-08-24

Climber: Greg Slayden

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 Report

By 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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