Ascent to Spanish Springs Peak-7133 ft on 2016-01-23

Climber: Chase Evans

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 Report

Made 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.
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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
Ascent Statistics
    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 
Descent Statistics
    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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