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


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


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

mjholmesUp the snow gully  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 25, 2013


Started on the main trail and detoured up a snow gully to the summit ridge with a group from the Idaho Hiking Club. Very windy!
Posted Jun 7, 2013 5:37 pm

scgrantWheeler  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 15, 2013


They opened the road to the upper campground the day before we arrived in GBNP, so we were able to start at the lake loop and bristlecone pine grove trailhead. We worked our way to the ridge and on up to Wheeler. Made the awesome traverse over to Jeff Davis Peak and descended down a rock spine to the base of Jeff Davis and into the bristlecone forest. From there we caught the bristlecone and lake loop trail and on back to the trailhead. Made for an awesome loop hike.
Posted May 20, 2013 1:38 pm

andrew davidCold Late Season  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 6, 2011

andrew david

November and it was cold. Camped at the upper grounds and did the short hike up on a strained leg which I strained right at the start of the ascent. But I had driven 250 miles to do it. Great views, blue and cold with streaks of sunlight through swirling clouds. Hit Pyramid next day.
Posted Feb 17, 2013 3:31 pm

Moogie737Some wind, some snow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 24, 2012


In near-winter conditions this climb was rewarding. Sunny skies belied the nasty wind (westerly at 20-25 mph with gusts up to 30 mph)and its attendant negative contributions. With 6" to 10" of snow hiding much of the summer trail, taking the "normal" route was nearly impossible. But with good viz it was great to be able to see the goal most of the time. With the Scenic Drive Road closed at Upper Lehman CG the climb this time of year begins at 7,580'. We hiked to the Wheeler Peak CG, camped and left for the summit the following morning
Posted Nov 25, 2012 8:43 pm

sangusSnow Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 13, 2012


Climbed this peak with 6" or so of snow on the ground and 4 kids. 6,7,7,& 10 yrs of age. It was a fun xp for all.
Posted Nov 19, 2012 2:45 pm

jtellisBeautiful day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2012


Went up via the standard route on a sunny fall day. Not only my first time hiking over 13k feet, but also over 12k. My wife got very close to the top but had to head down due to feeling a bit sick, so I zipped up to the summit myself and then ran down to catch her at the saddle between Wheeler and Bald Mtn. I really wanted to do Bald Mtn afterward -- my legs felt just fine -- but my head was throbbing from the altitude. Next time!
Posted Sep 17, 2012 9:17 pm

mfox79Fun trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2012


Climbed The with Mtybmpo in 2:20 from the trail head followed up with Jeff Davis Peak and back down with a finnish climb on Mt Baldy. Fun day in the park with a very long trip back to Idaho that same day
Posted Aug 19, 2012 3:16 am

mtybumpoAwesome Area!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2012


Climbed in 2:20. Great Basin is an awesome park! We also did Jeff Davis and Bald Mountain and repeated Wheeler on the way back from Jeff Davis to Baldy. It was very smoky so the views weren't as spectacular as they could have been. I will certainly be back!
Posted Aug 19, 2012 12:34 am

Alex WoodAmazing Views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2012

Alex Wood

Did the Traverse. Started on the Wheeler Peak trail at 8 and summitted Wheeler around 10ish. We went for the traverse, did the Needle and then did Jeff Davis. Weather started rolling in on us on Jeff Davis so we booked it down. Awesome view of Wheeler's incredible NE face!
Posted Aug 6, 2012 11:28 am

RedwicEarly Morning Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2012


After successfully summiting Kings Peak (UT) the previous day, and with a bad storm looming in those mountains, I made the long, boring drive westward to Great Basin National Park. I was the first summiter of the day, signed the logbook in the summit mailbox, and headed down. The best part of the hike was experiencing little-to-no wind, which I have heard seldom happens there. But my peakbagging that day was not over, yet. This weekend would be full of all of the classic elements of a solo out-of-state Redwic peakbagging trip: Long drives, long hikes, little sleep.
Posted Jul 31, 2012 10:08 am

joseyinnetawesome park  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2012


got up early to watch the sunrise from the ridge. First one up to the top of the day
Posted Jul 17, 2012 2:10 am

DigglerBeautiful oasis in the desert!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2012


Finally made it to this special place. Truly an oasis. Beautiful alpine zone miles above the desert. Standard hike was chill & fun. Did it with Faith. 5:20 c2c. Would like to check out caves if I make it back here. A winter ascent would be cool, too.
Posted Jun 28, 2012 4:59 pm

alpinedonWindy Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2012


Climbed it in 60-80 mph winds, had a great time with the wind howling!
Posted Jun 24, 2012 5:44 pm

Ammon HatchWheeler  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 20, 2012

Ammon Hatch

Went up the standard trail. Tagged Bald Mountain on the way down. Went on to climb North Schell in the afternoon for 2 ultra prominence peaks in one day.
Posted May 21, 2012 2:41 pm

PrinceOfNorwayThree-fer  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 28, 2012


Hit Wheeler, Jeff Davis, and Bald Mountain in the same day. It was spectacular! Great snow conditions, and great audiobook!
Posted Apr 29, 2012 12:24 am

Josh LewisDecent Views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 16, 2011

Josh Lewis

The views were nice, although more dry than I expected for December. No snow shoes needed for the climb when we went nor an ice axe.
Posted Dec 19, 2011 4:47 pm

gimpilatorWinter Ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 16, 2011


The roads was closed so we had to start at upper Lehman Campground. The following morning at our camp my thermometer was reading 0 degrees Fahrenheit. There was a lot of wind and spindrift on the upper ridge.

Posted Dec 17, 2011 12:46 pm



With my wife in 2000.
Posted Nov 17, 2011 11:56 am

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