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Pharmacistloop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2013

Pharmacist

up Timber Creek to North Schell, along the ridge tagging Schell Creek Peaks 3595 and 3519 then down Berry Creek with car shuttle waiting. extremely cold. very little snow but 40-60mph winds on the ridge. had to lean sideways.
Posted Dec 2, 2014 7:17 pm

mstendervia Timber Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2014

mstender

Did North Schell plus Point 3,571 (a little bit by accident) via Timber Creek. Saw 2 Elk but no people. Nobody had signed the summit log since 2 weeks. Great fall colors. Absolutely beautiful hike, great scenery.
Posted Sep 21, 2014 2:47 pm

scgrantNorth Schell Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2014

scgrant

I left SL around noon and was at the TH area in Timber Creek campground by 4 pm. My initial plan was to drive down, camp, and climb North Schell the next day, but still having 5 hours of daylight I decided to climb it that day. Not knowing how long it would take I headed out at a pretty quick pace and reached the summit in 1 hour 20 minutes. After spending 15 min on top I headed down at a more leisurely pace knowing I had plenty of daylight and was still back to my truck less than an hour later. Total RT time was about 2.5 hours. Great hike and very beautiful area. Everything was very green as the last of the snow was melting and stream was flowing pretty good. I camped at Timber Creek and the next day did Mount Moriah.
Posted Jun 13, 2014 2:41 pm

calebEOCBefore the storms  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2013

calebEOC

Got up early to beat the storms that were blowing up each day starting around 10am. This is an easy hike, and that's why we chose it for a labor day weekend getaway. Met JdMorehouse the night before we climbed, he happened to be out for a walk after his climb and we talked for a bit. Lots of sheep along the route, had to chase off a particularly nasty sheep dog that came barking and growling up at us.
Posted Sep 2, 2013 11:38 pm

jdmorehouseThunderstorms  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2013

jdmorehouse

This was to be the first of all the peaks found on the Schell Range between North and South Schell, but only Peak 3595 was attained after North Schell because of a building thunderstorm that decided to drop bolts of lightning right over our heads. The descent down the steep, extremely loose slope in the rain south of Peak 3595 (just a little north of Taft) was an adventure I'd just as soon not repeat any time soon.

Since there isn't any page for South Schell, I'll add the trip report here. We topped out on South Schell after leaving the road about two miles from the stream crossing in fine weather. I opted to continue south on the ridge to Peak 3460, a fine peak that's also on the Nevada 11,000'+ list, while the others descended back down to the road. I went down into the next drainage over good footing and found my way back to the forest road we came in on. Rain came in while I was coming down, and later in the day turned into a deluge.
Posted Sep 2, 2013 5:44 pm

matthieumWest Slope Snow Approach  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 8, 2013

matthieum

I made this climb in early May while there was still significant late season hard packed snow on the western slopes above the creek. Under these conditions, kick stepping straight up the snow field was physically intense but made for a fast, clean ascent that cut the total hiking distance in half. However, I imagine this route would be inadvisable after snow melt, with all the steep talus and loose rocky soil in the aspens.
Posted Jul 11, 2013 3:31 pm

mjholmesBeautiful Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 27, 2013

mjholmes

Hiked to the summit with Deb, Tory and Mark. Saw an Elk herd near the TH.
Posted Jun 7, 2013 5:38 pm

joseyinnetNorth Schell  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2012

joseyinnet

Really beautiful early fall day in a beautiful range! Strolled over to the peak just south of it too which seems to get a lot less visitors, at least based on the register. Saw a few eagles too.
Posted Sep 18, 2012 12:07 am

K9H2OBearerFrom Timber Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2010

K9H2OBearer

Was lucky enough to do North Schell two years ago today. I echo Ammon Hatch regarding curbing impulses; I left the faded use trail and took a more direct route up. Coming down the ridge way was much better and would have been more enjoyable going up (the west face has much worse scree/talus and rock hopping). It was a joy to make it to the top. Saw several elk on the slopes. And Timber Creek along the trail is one of the most beautiful strolls in Nevada...lots of flowers and butterflies.
Posted Jul 5, 2012 11:54 am

Ammon HatchEclipse  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 20, 2012

Ammon Hatch

At some point early in the hike you might have a voice inside your head say "Why bother going all the way around that ridge? Going up those west slopes doesn't seem too bad". You need to stem that notion before it becomes your actual plan of action and you do something stupid.

As you might have guessed I did a miserable slog up the west face. About the time I reached the summit an annular solar eclipse began. It was a bit cloudy, but there were enough breaks that we could take a peak up at the sun on occasion (with proper protection). We descended the normal route until it was about time for the eclipse to reach it's maximum. We sat and watched. What an awesome show.

Got back to the car and drove back to Salt Lake while listening to Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon.
Posted May 21, 2012 3:05 pm

jfrishmanIIIGreat hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2011

jfrishmanIII

Got chased off the night before by a massive storm, climbed in the morning. Amazing wildflowers, particularly lower down, and the aspen krummholz at treeline was unique and cool. Definitely want to see more of the Schells!
Posted Jul 31, 2011 12:44 pm

boisedocquick trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2011

boisedoc

very quick hike from Timber Creek. I also traversed south to the peak 11794 (aka Middle Schell Peak) which is worthwhile as it is the 10th highest peak in the state. Didnt see a soul on this weekday other than my family
Posted Jul 11, 2011 11:39 pm

splattskiMostly on snow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 1, 2011

splattski

Had an ultra-good day on this ultra-prominence peak with MtyBumpo
Trip report
Posted Apr 2, 2011 8:07 am

mtybumpoWonderful Spring Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 1, 2011

mtybumpo

John (splattski) and I were going to go to the Sawtooths until the avalanche forecast went downhill. Instead we headed South to North Schell and were treated to an awesome day with perfect snow conditions. We parked where the snow started at the forest boundary and followed the ridge that forms the North side of Timber Creek. This was an amazing peak with an amazing view! Highly recommended.
Posted Apr 1, 2011 11:11 pm

cp0915Timber Creek  Sucess!

cp0915

This and a few others with DB.
Posted Sep 6, 2010 4:50 pm

utclimberTimber Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 17, 2010
Still lots of snow up there. I had to park about a mile and a half and 600 vertical feet below the trailhead. I climbed a wide couloir on the southwest face, and it turned out to be a fun direct way to the summit. Round trip time was about 4 hours, with about an hour of that spent on the road approach.
Posted May 17, 2010 5:10 pm

ericwillhiteSunrise  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2009

ericwillhite

Would have been a great sunrise if it wasn't for all the clouds from nowhere! Ran into 2 local hunters just below the summit and even they said "What did you hear as the weather forcast?" Back down to the campground just as the kids were getting out of the tent for breakfast. Pictures and map of route on webpage http://www.willhiteweb.com/nevada_climbing/ely/north_schell_peak_022.htm
Posted Sep 14, 2009 3:19 am

lasvegaswraithTimber Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2009

lasvegaswraith

Reached summit via Timber Creek. Gorgeous hike despite the high winds, with most wildflowers still in bloom. With all the aspens, Timber Creek would be beautiful in autumn.
Posted Aug 9, 2009 1:44 pm

KadeeWildflowers  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 26, 2007

Kadee

A very nice hike. There were lots of bright purple wildflowers. Did this peak, then went for Boundary and White Mountain Peak the following days.
Posted Nov 12, 2008 11:27 pm

Anya JingleFrom Timber Creek  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 27, 2005

Anya Jingle

Dusting of snow and very cold with windchill on the ridge. Very pretty though. We spotted a herd of elk, but they were far away. Our slideshow is here: North Schell Peak hike
Posted Jan 28, 2007 3:25 am

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