Ascent of Peak 7117 on 2016-03-31

Climber: William Inman

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Thursday, March 31, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Peak 7117
    Elevation:7117 ft / 2169 m

Ascent Trip Report

Another quick 4 mile training hike to over 7000'. After the snow a couple days before, my plans to continue with another 8000' peak before April 1st got a wrench thrown into them. However, I could see the south side of McClellan from town (Carson City, NV), and it looked like it was melting nicely after the warm day we'd just had.

Today was even warmer, so I went to Virginia City again and drove far enough along Ophir Grade to leave me a 4 mile hike. Things went fine, dodging an occasional mud puddle, until I reached the first ridge approaching 7000'. Then I encountered mud. But I was able to pick my way through it and still reach my objective.

The return was uneventful. The most excitement was probably spotting a herd of deer I surprised by coming over a ridge.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:786 ft / 239 m
    Total Elevation Loss:786 ft / 239 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.2 mi / 6.8 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Nice except for the cool north breeze on top
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:786 ft / 239 m
    Distance:2.1 mi / 3.4 km
    Route:.... ophir grade/mining rds/jeep trails
    Start Trailhead:Alongside road in wide spot  6331 ft / 1929 m
    Time:1 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:786 ft / 239 m
    Distance:2.1 mi / 3.4 km
    Route:Ophir Grade, then mining roads/jeep trails
    End Trailhead:Alongside road in wide spot  6331 ft / 1929 m
    Time:1 Hours 

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