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Stephen GautMtn Lion on Trail !  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2015
Arrived day before, camped at Wheeler Peak campground at 10,000 feet. Drove back to main trailhead and started out at 6:00am. At about 6:20am a mountain lion ran across the trail, no more than 20 yards in front of me, and continued down into meadow. It was right by a fenced-in area for a water station. After this, trip was not remarkable. Reached summit at 9:30am. Got back to trailhead at 12:30. Only one small patch of snow left to cross near summit, not a big deal, no crampons needed. So 6.5 hour round trip. Great trail, well marked. Parents with smaller kids should watch out for the mountain lion & stay with the group and make noise in the wooded section. Rangers said there have been four sightings that month. They are out at dawn and dusk to hunt mostly I think.
Posted Jun 29, 2015 5:35 pm

DariaStriking peak!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2015

Daria

Outstanding area, climbed with foo-foo bear, fun climb and snow on summit!! Continued on to summit Jeff Davis peak. Loved GBNP and this trip was followed by a delightful tour of some Nevada hot springs!
Posted Jun 20, 2015 3:32 pm

cwoods17Wheeler  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 24, 2012

cwoods17

Took the standard route up with my friend Brian after a couple days of eating nothing but apples, salami, crackers, and beer. Had the peak to ourselves. The snowpack was far lower than it was in July of 2011.
Posted Apr 3, 2015 8:37 am

MlaskyRoad Trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2014

Mlasky

Perfect road trip peak. We were lucky...sunny, warm, calm. Lots of fun.
Posted Mar 28, 2015 6:14 pm

iditarod81Burly  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 15, 2015

iditarod81

An exhausting ascent in soft snow. Lots of post-holing even while wearing snowshoes. Wind on the ridgeline was fierce. Summit log indicated only one other winter ascent since November 2014. Views at the top were absolutely spectacular.
Posted Mar 17, 2015 3:33 pm

tdoughtyI forgvot  Sucess!

tdoughty

to sign the register when this was the highest peak in the State!
Posted Jan 26, 2015 8:53 pm

cdickinsonPerfect Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2014
Clear Day, no wind on top. A little snow on the trial from 12,500 to top. 6 people climbing on a Friday. Great place to hike, well marked trail, no permits or regulations to deal with and clear views in all directions.
Posted Oct 15, 2014 4:45 pm

mstenderCold and windy!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2014

mstender

Was the first to make the summit that day but it was extremely cold and windy, thought I was going to get blown off the ridge. Also the summit was off and on in clouds but it cleared later in the morning. As I was back down in the forest it looked like storms were moving in.
Posted Sep 21, 2014 3:16 pm

JonodoNV COHP #17 of 17  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2014

Jonodo

Hiked Wheeler Peak along with the Grafton liner the previous day to complete my NV COHP project! Great peak to finish up on. The weather looked threatening on the ascent but nothing came of it. The views are stunning and the hike isn't too hard. Camped in the upper Lehman CG and got a bit of rain the night before. All-in-all a wonderful park and peak... I will be back.
Posted Aug 8, 2014 1:05 pm

RaymondShevskyNevada icon  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2010

RaymondShevsky

Scenic class 1 hike.
Posted Dec 19, 2013 2:52 pm

Trailboss88fun spring snow climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 7, 2012

Trailboss88

Cold and windy, but kicked my way to the summit. Took a few quick photos and headed back down. Only one other climber on the mountain that day.
Posted Sep 23, 2013 11:54 pm

yadahzoemtnLong Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 24, 2012

yadahzoemtn

Snowshoes and all. Backpacked in from Upper Lehman to TH. Made the summit the next day.
Posted Sep 3, 2013 8:28 pm

fedakMain Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2013

fedak

Beautiful clear day to start that quickly turned thunderstormy.
Probably the most humid I've ever seen it above 10k.

Pics and commentary are here.
Posted Sep 3, 2013 5:38 pm

calebEOCLong drive from home  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2013

calebEOC

Left Pasco at 3pm, made it to Wells and got a $50 special at the super 8 around 11pm. Lost my debit card, and didn't leave wells until after 6am, which meant I arrived at the trailhead a little late, just after 9am. Decided to go for it anyway, even with thunderstorms rolling up the valley to the west. Summited around 11, thunderstorms overtook the mountain around 11:10. I managed to run down to treeline from the summit in probably 10-15 minutes. There was at least 7 people I counted still up above 12k feet when the torrential rains set in. For being kind of a mild hike, it was an adventure. Wheeler Peak has been near the top of my to do list for 5 years now, happy to have experienced it. Fully deserving of its National Park status. Anyway, 1500 miles of driving in a 48 hour window with two peaks bagged, a new record for me.
Posted Aug 18, 2013 10:24 pm

mtybumpox2  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2013

mtybumpo

Climbed it for the second time exactly a year from the first time. Took my Scout troop to GBNP and we all made it to the top. Great trip!
Posted Aug 18, 2013 4:32 pm

orbitorVia Wheeler Peak Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2013

orbitor

Needing some elevation training for the upcoming Sierra season, we headed to eastern Nevada to climb one of the giants of the Great Basin, Mr. Wheeler. Drove all night Friday from LA, set up camp, then hiked to the top. No sleep, 600+ mi drive, coming from sea level. Felt surprisingly good. Temps were nice and the views absolutely fantastic. Had no energy to add nearby Jeff Davis Peak. Enjoyed the rest of the day by hiking up to the bristlecone pine grove. Toured Lehman Caves before driving back the next day. Great Basin NP is just fabulous!
Posted Aug 14, 2013 7:19 pm

grimbleyVery scenic

grimbley

Too much snow for a hike to the top but enjoyed the scenery around the Stella Lake area.
Posted Aug 6, 2013 1:21 pm

jdmorehouseTrifecta  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2013

jdmorehouse

The second of three neighboring peaks, Bald, then Wheeler, and the more difficult Jeff Davis. Hail and thunderstorms chased us down earlier than we would have liked.
Posted Jul 29, 2013 2:55 pm

OutdoorpartnerTen weeks post op!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2013

Outdoorpartner

Ten weeks from my hip replacement to the summit - I took it slow and steady. Saw deer high on the ridge and lots of flowers above 12,000 feet. Slight rain on the way down, great views.
Posted Jul 4, 2013 2:10 am

vanman798June 29, 2013 via Standard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2013

vanman798

Wandered up with my nephew on June 29, 2013. What a pretty cirque the west face of Wheeler and the north face of Jeff Davis peaks make! Hard to believe there is a glacier this face south!
Posted Jul 1, 2013 11:20 am

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