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Ascent of McAfee Peak on 2013-06-29

Climber: BMS 914

Others in Party:Eric Kassan -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Eric Kassan -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Larry D
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, June 29, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:McAfee Peak
    Location:USA-Nevada
    Elevation:10438 ft / 3181 m

Ascent Trip Report

Eric and I drove up in his Xterra, expecting to meet Larry who was coming in from Reno around 11:00AM. Turned out Larry got anxious and started the hike from the main dirt road around 7:00AM, but left us a note on his vehicle. Eric managed to drive up the very steep dirt road that lead up into the summit ridge (not the main road), which proved to be the crux of the whole outing.

From there it was a little road, then some steep open country hiking amid the hot and humid forest that had Eric piling snow from occasional drifts under his hat to keep cool. We struggled with the heat, but were fine on the descent, which went much faster.

Good view from the top!

Moving time was 1 hour 21 minutes up; 1 hour, 4 minutes down.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1831 ft / 557 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1831 ft / 557 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.9 mi / 6.3 km
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Warm and humid
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1754 ft / 534 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1673 ft / 510 m; Extra: 81 ft / 24m
    Loss on way in:81 ft / 24 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:North Ridge
    Start Trailhead:Side of Jeep Road  8765 ft / 2671 m
    Time:2 Hours 9 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1750 ft / 533 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 1673 ft / 510 m; Extra: 77 ft / 23m
    Gain on way out:77 ft / 23 m
    Distance:1.9 mi / 3.1 km
    Route:North Ridge
    End Trailhead:Side of Jeep Road  8765 ft / 2671 m
    Time:1 Hours 10 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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