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DeanUntitled Comment


Voted 10/10

Mt. Jefferson is also one of the sought after prominence peaks in Nevada as it ranks #3 on the list. It is also one of the highest peaks in Nevada, it stands out rather dramatically from valleys around it, giving it 5860 feet of prominence. This prominence puts it in an elite group of peaks in the USA that have a prominence of over 5000 feet and those can be seen on this neat MAP HERE. If you don't understand what prominence is all about, here is a good explanation. Adam Helman recently authored a book completely dedicated to prominence.
Posted Jan 28, 2006 11:34 am

surgentRe: Untitled Comment


Hasn't voted

Good info, Dean. When I created the page I wasn't heavily into prominence stats, but I will add that info to this page (and my other NV pages).
Posted Feb 28, 2006 4:50 pm

famartin1last 1.5 to Jefferson Summit

Hasn't voted

Ascended 10/19/2014. Note that the road is severely eroded with deep ditches and large rocks from the "Y" in Meadow Canyon up to Jefferson Summit. Worst ditches are about a quarter-way to halfway up, while the worst rocks are near where it emerges onto the saddle. While its still ok for an off-road pickup or jeep, I wasn't willing to take my (rented) SUV up there.

Also, the four-wheel drive road leading north from Jefferson Summit divides multiple times, but doesn't deviate much, so you end up with several parallel tracks going towards the summit in a few places. The road fades out about where I presume the wilderness boundary is, but the sign marking it seems to have dissappeared (didn't see it, though did see a wooden post which I suspect once held it). From there, the trail seemed reasonably well marked given the remote location, especially in the areas where the ridge narrowed. In the wider flatter sections of the ridge, the trail tended to fade out, but usually the rock cairns marking the best route were easy to find.

Old building/antenna/etc at summit. Could not locate the register under any of the several piles of rocks near the high point, but did manage to locate a "terracache" (probably a geocache).
Posted Oct 24, 2014 2:48 am

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