Ascent of Elko Mountain on 2014-06-30
|Others in Party:||Alan Bernier|
|Date:||Monday, June 30, 2014|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Summit:||Car|
| Elevation:||7505 ft / 2287 m|
Ascent Trip ReportAfter 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
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| Quality:||6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Clear|
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