Ascent of Elko Mountain on 2014-06-30

Climber: Rob Woodall

Others in Party:Alan Bernier
Date:Monday, June 30, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Summit:Car
Peak:Elko Mountain
    Elevation:7505 ft / 2287 m

Ascent Trip Report

After our Pilot Peak ascent we visit Laura Newman and family who are staying near Elko. Learning Elko Peak a drive-up we do it next morning en route to Star Peak.

In Spring Creek near Elko, we turn NE off Highway 227 at N40.77754 W115.65029 onto Boyd-Kennedy Rd. This is initially paved to access a school, then continues as a good gravel road, keeping L at N40.83397 W115.58962. This road leads to the summit, switchbacking the last mile. Good surface all the way.

The flat (levelled) summit (N40.89451 W115.63009, 2284m) has a comms installation but no fences or access issues. Its best feature is the view south to P4k peak Ruby Dome; P4k Hole In The Mountain Peak to the east is also well seen.

Our next detour en route to Star Peak is Mount Lewis.

Elko Mountain photo album
Summary Total Data
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear

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