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TLPfrom queen mine  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2010


Went with a guy from Flagstaff. Didn't sleep at all the night before. I thought there was no way I could do the hike, driving out there from Tonopah. It was divine intervention that gave me the energy to do it! That and the weather was perfect. It took 5 hours to reach the top. Hey I'm quite proud of this one. I liked the hike a lot. Everytime we looked back on the way down, we kept saying, that was sick. I drove back to the sign on the road, and got a picture of me giving a thumbs up. It was a great way to start off a vacation. There was no one else on the mountain at all.
Posted Sep 23, 2010 10:42 am

WhiteInVermontQueen Mine (from saddle)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2010


Started at the high point of the road on the saddle above queen mine. Bagged both Boundary and Montgomery. The traverse to Montgomery is super sketchy!
Posted Sep 18, 2010 10:44 pm

WinexBeautiful Hike  Sucess!


My son and I camped by Queens mine and drove to the trailhead in the morning. The famous scree wasn't as bad as advertised. Had the mountain to ourselves until we reached the summit where we met a couple from Cali. One of my favorite hikes.
Posted Sep 14, 2010 10:07 pm

rowjimmyFeeling awful, but made it.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2010


As is often the case when driving from sea-level on Friday and attempting a high peak on Saturday, we felt pretty miserable from the altitude on this moderate hike. Instead of going up to Trail Canyon Saddle, we followed a well-defined path that led southwest from the meadow to the 12,100' saddle below Boundary. We had hoped to do Montgomery Peak as well, but already feeling nauseated and dizzy, elected to save it for another trip. Overall, a nice hike, but the views from the top were 1) quite hazy due to a wildfire in the Sierras and 2) blocked by Montgomery. Nevertheless, a great day to be out.
Posted Sep 6, 2010 9:25 pm

Bark EaterPerfect day in the mountains  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2010

Bark Eater

Wonderful hike up the Queen Mine Route with Steve and John. We had the entire mountain to ourselves all day. Perfect weather with summit temps. about 60F and light winds. On the way back down we enjoyed photographing a herd of eight wild horses on the long flat between the two saddles. #18 on the HP list for me!
Posted Jul 23, 2010 8:10 am

redmondQueen Mine  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2010
Fun and beautiful hike. I traversed over to Montgomery before heading down. If you have the time and the weather is decent I strongly recomend this, its worth it. This was the 2nd to last climb of a 2 week road trip across the country - Magazine Mountain, Black Mesa, Wheeler (NM),Wheeler (NV) Boundary, and Panorama Point last.
Posted Jul 7, 2010 1:30 am

BombchaserCold, Windy, Exhausting  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 1, 2010


Was attempting to climb Boundary and Montgomery Peaks. I got up there Friday and set up base camp. I then summitted on Saturday. The altitude was kicking my butt since I had been kind of lazy the month prior. The weather was supposed to be cold and windy and sunny. On the ascent a lenticular cloud came out of nowhere. Within 45 minutes it went from sunny to 50-60 mph winds, blowing snow, and minus 30 windchills. Was very intense for a couple hours. I managed to reach the summit in this. After I descended the weather cleared back up but was still windy. The entire mountain from where I parked at 9000 feet to summit was covered in snow. Ice axe and crampons were required above 11,000 feet.
Posted May 2, 2010 2:56 pm

Princess ButtercupTrail Canyon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 24, 2009

Princess Buttercup

Lovely snow climb, windy on the ridge. Looked at Monty, will be back. Bagged Trail Canyon peak from the saddle on the descent.
Posted Dec 1, 2009 6:51 pm

GuiltyQueen Mine Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2009


Day hike from Queen Mine Route on a beautiful but windy day. Afterwords, traverse over to Montgomery Peak.
Posted Nov 2, 2009 3:33 am

seanoTrail Canyon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 21, 2009


Surprisingly snowy on the north and northeast slopes -- I wish I had brought my bread bags.
Posted Oct 22, 2009 11:22 am

Bryan K2nd state highpoint  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 1989

Bryan K

Dad, Rudy and I made it up here as a summer storm was brewing and Dad and I got hit by a leader bolt!! Pretty intense and we headed down very quickly after that too! Great hike and a really fun time, minus the lightning.
Posted Oct 21, 2009 6:05 pm

Pharmacist1st state highpoint  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2009


Camped out at Queen's Mine, then 4x4 to the end of the road at about 9200 ft. The trail/path seemed pretty easy to follow for us. Traversed to Montgomery Peak after reaching the NV highpoint. The scree wasn't too bad, but I still wish I would have brought gaiters.
Posted Oct 4, 2009 3:24 pm

tdoughtyoops!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2009


camped in trail canyon and celebrated my 52nd b-day with my wonderful wife of 27 years. got a late start saturday and took the left fork of the canyon, leading to the saddle south of trail creek saddle. guess that's what i get for not having a route description or map, and just following the well beaten descent path. what a slog! after reading the entry to this page now i understand why i thought i had already climbed the highpoint of NV in the past. guess when i did wheeler in the early 80s it was the highest? can i claim 2 NV highpoints? :-) Descent of the standard trail canyon route. don't think it really was any better!?
Posted Sep 28, 2009 12:05 pm

tednvqueens canyon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2009
fantastic day, great climb. queen's trail very easy to follow
Posted Sep 26, 2009 11:05 pm

cdewhurstcdewhurst  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2009


Tough to find the Queens mine cutoff from highway at night. On it's own a good hike. With Montgomery I found it challenging. Hard to stay on trail once you hit the base of the mountain.
Posted Sep 21, 2009 4:57 pm

I like it on topQueen Mine Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2009

I like it on top

A beautiful day to be on the mountain. Another Cops on Top venture, meeting new people, and honoring the memory of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. We will never forget.
Posted Sep 15, 2009 1:24 am

cabQueen Mine Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2009


Lost the "trail" many times so we basically slogged up loose scree most of the way from Trail Canyon Saddle. Traversed over to Montgomery afterwards.
Posted Aug 31, 2009 10:20 am

SageHawkQueen Saddle   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2009


Hiked up from the saddle above the Queen mine. Nice trail the whole way. Not steep at all until you reach the base of Boundary. Very scenic route, better in my opinion than the trail canyon route. Slogged over to Montgomery after Boundary. Didn't see another soul the whole day!
Posted Aug 25, 2009 5:38 am

huskertriguyLost on Boundary Peak!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2009


Initially I thought after summiting that the greatest relief in the whole endeavor would be arriving at the trailhead after an hour on that road! Turns out I was wrong.

I had been fasting for 24 hours as part of a spiritual fast when I hit the trailhead at 11:15 a.m. Somewhere along the ridgeline I had briefly taken off my Camelbak (containing my cell phone, passport, ATM/Debit card, health insurance cards, water, and bars/gels in case of emergency). At the summit I realized I had left my Camelback behind and searched for it along the ridgeline on the way down. This took quite some time, and it began to grow dark. Finally I abandoned my search and started down the scree from the saddle - except it wasn't long before I realized I was NOT in the right canyon. "No problem," I thought, I'll traverse over the ridgeline to get there. This led me into some dense trees and some bristlecones. I still figured I'd be fine as long as I kept descending, I might find a different trail. Soon it was almost completely dark, and the sound of bubbling water sent me running to a stream to fill my dry mouth.

I found a place to lay down for the night (I didn't even bother grabbing my headlamp for a simple dayhike!), my head propped up on a small rock and laying in the dirt. I enjoyed the night sky plenty, with very little sleep - I saw 3 shooting stars. At sunrise, I decided I would hike up to the ridgeline just above me for a bird's-eye view, thinking the trail canyon HAD to be just on the other side of the ridge. I was sadly mistaken.

Once my view confirmed my bleak situation, I decided I would continue hiking up toward the summit and retrace the ridgeline back down the saddle. It did not take long before I realized that over 48 hours without food and over 12 hours without water would not easily get me up to the summit. Not only that, but once I got to the summit I would be in desperate need of water. So at 12,000 feet, just above treeline, I headed back down the canyon to the nearest spring and guzzled down some water.

From this point I decided to simply follow the stream out - it was still morning, so only 4-5 hours of wasted time! I also knew that with highway surrounding the peak on 3 sides, so long as I avoided hiking south, eventually I would hit a road. The going was tough - trying to find the best side of the canyon to hike down, crossing the stream multiple times and fighting deep entanglements of rose thorns each time, stopping occasionally to sip more water. (I'm well aware of the risks, but in the toss-up between giardia and dehydration, I went with giardia.)

The water lifted my spirits plenty, and I kept trucking, stopping only to sip water or to empty my boots. I forgot to mention that my boots had only been used once previously, and this highpoint was meant to be a simple dayhike to help break them in! So now I have blisters on both feet the size of small rodents, which also made the going a bit tougher than it should have been.

Finally, toward late afternoon, I came upon a dirt road. I noticed a pickup truck parked on it and called out, but heard from no one. I hiked several miles down the road before the truck, headed in the same direction, caught up to me. They were EXTREMELY generous, giving me a ride back to my truck and exchanging cash for an endorsed check I gave them so I could get gas for the drive back to Berkeley (all my cash and card are still up there somewhere...).

It's been over 24 hours since my return to civilization. NO symptoms of giardia yet, fingers crossed!

State HP #6. This one was harder-earned, but well worth every step of the way!
Posted Jul 20, 2009 8:52 pm

buzzdainerQueen Mine Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2009


Camped at Queen Mine and hiked up the following day. Great weather, enjoyable route on an easy-to-follow trail almost all the way.
Posted Jul 13, 2009 3:48 pm

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