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Ascent of Donnelly Peak on 2020-09-29

Climber: Tom Gathright

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:ATV
Peak:Donnelly Peak
    Location:USA-Nevada
    Elevation:8533 ft / 2600 m

Ascent Trip Report

After hiking Van BM, I parked at the Washoe County material storage area adjacent to NV-34 and across the road from Barley Road. I then used my ATV to follow Barley Road to the TH. Where the road changes to a dashed line jeep trail is where the road gets difficult. I was happy to be on my ATV and I was surprised to see vehicle tracks all the way to the TH. I'm impressed with the driver's ability to make it all the way up to the TH. There is a metal post signed "Route End" at the TH.

From the TH it is a straight forward hike up some fairly steep terrain. Between the 7600 and 8000 contour lines I followed horse trails which helped walking through the knee high sage. Good views from the summit.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1463 ft / 445 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.4 mi / 7.1 km
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1463 ft / 445 m
    Distance:2.2 mi / 3.5 km
    Route:From the route end TH
    Start Trailhead:7070 ft / 2154 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:2.2 mi / 3.5 km
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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