Ascent of Eugene Mountains High Point on 2011-02-02

Climber: Dennis Poulin

Date:Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Eugene Mountains High Point
    Elevation:7582 ft / 2310 m

Ascent Trip Report

I approached the Eugene Mtns from I-80 exit 149 and headed west on NV400 towards the tungsten mine. The easiest way is to drive right up to the gate at the tungsten mine and then turn right on a dirt road. Follow this dirt road a little over a mile to where it meets a couple other roads and turn left. Follow this road goes towards Pole Canyon about 1.5 mile and then take the left fork into the canyon itself. Drive up this road as far as you can go or until you reach the saddle on the south ridge of the Eugene Mtns. The last switchback up to the saddle is a much lesser road than the one leading up to it. I parked at the switchback below the saddle and hiked from there.

At the saddle I followed a lesser road up to a radio shack on the first hill along the ridge and then hiked cross country to the high point. The last hill is a little steep but it is easy hiking. On the way back I found a pretty good trail that traversed the west side of the ridge so that I didn't have to climb back up to the radio shack area. Beautiful views on a very cold morning. My bottle of gatorade turned to a slushy in my coat pocket. I dropped my GPS at the base of the last hill, but thankfully found it on my way back down.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1111 ft / 338 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.7 mi / 6 km
    Route:South Ridge
    Trailhead:6471 ft / 1972 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Snow on Ground
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Dennis Poulin
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