After visiting Chokecherry on the 24th, Badger mtn on the 25th, Mt. Irish on the 26th, Dennis and I did this one again and really enjoyed this rare gem. Dennis became only the 9th person to summit this one in 18 years. No one had signed into the register since Ken Jones and I did in May of 2010.
For Ken Jones and I, this was our second mountain that we visited on our trip to this part of Nevada. We had done Chokecherry Mountain the day before and this one is just across the valley from it. From where we car camped, we headed straight up the mountain to the ridgeline and then headed north to the summit, making our way through lots of boulders as we got closer. We attained the summit by a short class 3 scramble up on the south side where we wedged our way up a 20 foot passage. An old wooden triangulation structure was found laying near the benchmark.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe