Ascent of White Horse Mountain on 2012-05-25

Climber: Brad Boester

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, May 25, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Hi-Clearance Vehicle
Peak:White Horse Mountain
    Elevation:8077 ft / 2461 m

Ascent Trip Report

Take Highway 93Alt south from Wendover for approx 34.7 miles, dropping down from White Horse Pass. Just passed MM EL19 look for a dirt road heading east (approx posn: 40.31468N,114.32602W). Also you will see an old round water trough less than 1/2 a mile away.
Shortly after exiting 93Alt, the dirt road will end at an old paved road, turn left then almost immediately take a right onto the dirt road heading to the water trough. Follow this two track road east for about 1.25 miles and turn right onto a southerly heading two track road which will curve back to the east and climbs to a dead end at 6300feet in about 1.5 miles. Start climbing SE up the ridgeline to your right with a few minor cliff bands that I bypassed to the left(east). Continue on the ridgeline towards point 2281 and shortly after start sidehilling left around a prominent subpeak to a saddle between the subpeak and the main summit ridgline. There will be some bushwacking involved in this section. Just below the saddle, climb up a gully (easy classII) to the summit ridge and continue south through openings in the trees and over a false summit for about 1/2 a mile to the true summit.Summit registry in a glass jar and not easy to locate. Did not find a benchmark. Last registry entry 2008.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2677 ft / 815 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2677 ft / 815 m
    Round-Trip Distance:9.7 mi / 15.7 km
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2577 ft / 785 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 2477 ft / 755 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m
    Loss on way in:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:4.5 mi / 7.2 km
    Route:South ridgeline
    Start Trailhead:Highway 93Alt  5600 ft / 1706 m
    Time:2 Hours 45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2577 ft / 785 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 2477 ft / 755 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m
    Gain on way out:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:5.3 mi / 8.4 km
    Route:South ridgeline
    End Trailhead:Highway 93Alt  5600 ft / 1706 m
    Time:2 Hours 30 Minutes

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