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Moogie737From Basque Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 13, 2016


#1 10-13-17 w/ Yadahzoemtn. On a chilly windy day we fumbled our way to the top of both peaks, trying to stay positive as the wind pummeled us without mercy. But we made it and were grateful for the chance to visit these remote peaks.
Posted Oct 22, 2017 8:54 pm

scgrantDesatoya  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2016


I camped the night before about .5 mile beyond Basque Summit and hiked up the next day from there. Enjoyable hike up and over the north summit to the main summit. Awesome day as this completed the Nevada County Highpoints for me. #17/17!!!
Posted Dec 6, 2016 10:08 pm

davidsangerfrom Basque Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2016


Camped along the access road then drove to 7678' just below Basque Summit and hiked the ranch roads and cross country to the summits. Clear and windy
Posted Jul 14, 2016 11:00 pm

TracyDesatoya South at night  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 27, 2015


I hiked this one under an almost full moon. It was a pretty night with the neighboring mountain ranges lit up. I think I made the wild horses nervous because I could hear them snorting & whinnying in the dark even though I didn't see them.
Posted Sep 2, 2015 4:15 pm

Fletchawesome  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2011


warm up for mt grant...
Posted Dec 28, 2012 3:44 pm

MoapaPkIn snow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 28, 2012


Post-holing is FUN. Marmots and wild horses.
Posted May 29, 2012 2:49 am

JonodoCold Springs Canyon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2011


Hiked the twins out of Cold Springs Canyon. The stock trail is getting overgrown but is still visible in most places. The road to Basque summit was muddy and impassable so we had to backtrack. The day turned out harder than I was expecting but the Spencer Hot Springs that evening took care of the aches. Hit Bunker Hill the next day. Fun weekend with Greg D.
Posted Jun 28, 2011 3:41 pm

tednvfun hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2010
banged my truck up pretty high so was relatively easy. nice day, and a fun hike to start my 5 peaks in 5 days trip. my odometer had basque summit further than what was listed.
Posted Aug 5, 2010 8:11 pm

Bob BurdFrom the east  Sucess!

Bob Burd

A crappy drive in from Smith Valley (not recommended) for an easy hike from the east, with Bill and Adam. Trip Report
Posted Jul 26, 2010 2:44 pm

SageHawkLoooong hike from Carrol Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2009


Made the very long hike from the end of the 4wd road that leads north for about 1/2 mi from Carrol Summit. Requires scaling or skirting quite a few small peaks along the way. Saw a herd of wild horses on one of the peaks. Great views. Leave early if you attempt this route. No trail except for the occasional horse track. Way too many domestic cattle along the way.
Posted Aug 30, 2009 5:51 am

Brian KaletCold Springs Canyon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2008

Brian Kalet

Sweet views!
Posted Jun 3, 2008 9:34 pm

A BitRock Creek Ridges  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 16, 2008

A Bit

Drove in from Reno on a clear, warm day. This is a steep approach through Pinyon Pine and Mountain Mahogany forest. Above treeline, most of the snow was gone but not much in the way of wildlife yet.
Posted May 17, 2008 1:07 pm

buzzdainerCold Springs Canyon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 19, 2007


Followed the Cold Springs Canyon route. Quite a lot of snow. Someone has done some trail maintenance, so the trial was in good condition and easy to follow along the creek.
Posted Oct 13, 2007 3:35 pm

BeDrinkablelove this area  Sucess!


This is a wonderful area where I've spent a lot of time as a youngster. Many of these desert ranges contain little jewels: year-round springs, moss-lined canyons, high meadows teeming with wildlife. It seems more precious when surrounded by breathtaking high desert landscapes.
Posted Sep 12, 2006 7:14 pm

puddinatorCarrol Summit north along ridge
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2005


This was an all-day hike that needed every bit of the long solstice daylight. Hiking along the Desatoya spine was exhilarating with awesome views in all directions. It's tempting to follow the horse trails but they don't exactly lead anywhere. In retrospect I would have backpacked and spent the nite out instead of hurrying back before twilight set in.
Posted Mar 6, 2006 6:16 pm

surgentRoute Climbed: from Basque Summit Date Climbed: June 2002  Sucess!


Enjoyable high-sage hike. We camped on a hillock and made the round trip in about 4 hours. Beautiful hike, classic Great Basin peak.
Posted Sep 14, 2005 1:04 pm

Dennis PoulinRoute Climbed: Northeast route from Basque Summit Date Climbed: 2 Oct 2004  Sucess!

Dennis Poulin

Great climb with Dean during hunting season. The weather deteriorated on the way back to the car. First snow pellets, then hail, then rain, and just as we got to the car lightning. We got wet but we also got the summit and the County Highpoint of Churchill County.
Posted Oct 20, 2004 12:54 pm

DeanRoute Climbed: Northwest route Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2004  Sucess!


Dennis Poulin and I found ourselves in the midst of many hunters as hunting season opened on the same day as we climbed this peak. Careful to wear bright orange, we waited for about a half hour as hunters shot at deer that were on our route. After those skittish critters left the area, we carried on with our hike. Nice peak but if you had the right 4WD vehicle, you could actually start at 9000 feet. Hmmm.
Posted Oct 8, 2004 9:33 pm

ScottySRoute Climbed: Rock Creek Ridges Date Climbed: May 29, 2004  Sucess!


Drove out from Bridgeport, CA and climbed this steep approach in the morning with Barry Beck and then drove over to the Shoshones to get North Shoshone Peak in the afternoon --- driving back to Bridgeport in the evening. 4hrs car-to-car on the Twins, with ~4100' gain and maybe 7mi. Saw some Sage Hen and Chukar near treeline.
Posted Jun 4, 2004 2:36 pm

bearbnzRoute Climbed: Mahogany Ridge Date Climbed: May 29, 2004  Sucess!


Climbed this peak and North Shoshone Peak with ScottyS on a warm Saturday in May. Outside of air quailty, the views are wonderful from the summit.
Posted Jun 4, 2004 10:25 am

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