Ascent to Spanish Springs Peak-7133 ft on 2016-01-23
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Saturday, January 23, 2016|
|Ascent Type:||Unsuccessful - Turned Back|
|Point Reached:||Spanish Springs Peak - 7133 ft|
| Elevation:||7402 ft / 2256 m|
Ascent Trip ReportMade my own route from Sparks, NV. Hiked about 16 miles and made it to the summit of the slightly smaller unnamed peak to the southwest of Spanish Springs Peak at a little after 4 PM.
Started from Vista Blvd and Los Altos in Sparks and headed east through Red Hawk Golf Course and through Golden Eagle Park before heading up and over several smaller peaks on the way to SSP. I descended toward the northwest in waist-high snow and made it to muddy jeep trails before reaching the asphalt residential streets on the western slopes.
Wild Mustangs in the valleys (2016-01-23). Photo by Chase Evans.
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|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||3002 ft / 915 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||2153 ft / 656 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||15 mi / 24.1 km|
| Quality:||3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Open Country, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Rock Climb, Snow Climb|
| Weather:||Drizzle, Cold, Windy, Partly Cloudy|
| Gain on way in:||3002 ft / 915 m|
| Distance:||10 mi / 16.1 km|
| Route:||From the Southwest|
| Start Trailhead:||4400 ft / 1341 m|
| Time:||5 Hours |
| Loss on way out:||2153 ft / 656 m|
| Distance:||5 mi / 8.1 km|
| Route:||To the Northwest |
| End Trailhead:||5249 ft / 1599 m|
| Time:||2 Hours 30 Minutes|
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