Ascent of Nopah Range High Point on 2017-03-04
|Date:||Saturday, March 4, 2017|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Nopah Range High Point|
| Elevation:||6394 ft / 1948 m|
Ascent Trip Report***Sierra Club Outing***
led by Mat Kelliher, Bill Simpson
We camped Friday night about 0.1 mile off Hwy 178 in a flat spot along the dirt "Chicago Valley" road. When we returned from Saturday's hike, notes had been placed on the windshields of all of the vehicles we left there telling us that we were on Private Property and we were not allowed to camp there. We broke camp on getting back and seeing this; as we were packing up a Sheriff pulled in and confirmed that we were on private property.
We hiked in following DPS Route A. The road getting out to the trailhead from our campsite was dry and in good shape; HCV were definitely needed, and 4WD was useful. This road would be a nightmare if it was wet; lots of sticky mud out there, and deep tire tracks made it look like it would have been difficult out there following the last rains.
The route was very steep, but not quite as loose as it could have been. About 1.5 hours into the hike one of our participants slipped on rock and hurt her ankle. She made it up to the summit and back out without incident, albeit at a slower pace than would have been ideal. After getting home Sunday and having her doctor take X-rays, she discovered that she'd actually fractured her ankle!
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||4200 ft / 1280 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||10 mi / 16.1 km|
| Route:||DPS Route A|
| Trailhead:||2194 ft / 668 m|
| Quality:||8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Open Country|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy|
| Time:||5 Hours |
| Time:||5 Hours 30 Minutes|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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