Ascent of Mount Nebo on 2016-06-29

Climber: Dan Robrecht

Date:Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Nebo
    Elevation:11928 ft / 3635 m

Ascent Trip Report

Tough but fun hike up Willow Creek canyon and then down via Wolf Pass and the (1/2 nonexistent) Nebo bench trail. Made for a VERY long day after spending 6 hours at work. A couple of things on the route:
1. I wouldn't recommend low clearance on Willow Creek road, although I saw one coming down.
2. The trail up sometimes just a bit faint, the only place I lost it completely was right after the lovely campsite at 2 miles up the trail. The actual trail is much further south (right) than indicated on the map. continue through the first campsite, through the meadow to another large campsite, the trail picks up at the SE corner of the campsite. Bushwhacking that section was obnoxious.
3. While the Nebo bench trail is an incredibly picturesque route, the trail pretty much ends at a campsite that is essentially straight down the ridge from Nebo Middle. Everything S of that was a pretty tough route finding exercise (largely in the dark). There are occasional trail markers, and a trail on the PeakBagger app CalTopo map, but often (even right below one of the trail markers), there is no trail to speak of. Sometimes the trail I could find (I relied both on the preloaded PeakBagger maps as well as strava "Load Route", as I had created a route trying to map it out with satellite.) was not where it was marked.

I brought ice trekkers but never used them.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:9299 ft / 2834 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3037 ft / 925 m
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground, Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:9299 ft / 2834 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 6262 ft / 1909 m; Extra: 3037 ft / 925m
    Loss on way in:3037 ft / 925 m
    Route:Willow Creek + summit ridge.
    Start Trailhead:Willow Creek Trail  5666 ft / 1726 m
Descent Statistics
    Route:Nebo bench trail.
    End Trailhead:Willow Creek  
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Dan Robrecht
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