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Darin07My toes still hurt
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2008
Ok Im 13 and a climbed it but my boots were to small so my toe nails were pushed back into my toes. my good friend paul is really old and he climbed it up and down in i think two hours but my whole group made it.the last thousand feet in elevation sucked
Posted Sep 15, 2008 5:05 pm

cdogall to ourselves  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 17, 2003

cdog

my girlfriend and I made the winter break trip out from Oregon to visit GBNP. We hiked into Wheeler Pk campground from Lehman Creek and chose the best of the campsites available (the whole place was empty). The weather was a bit chilly the next morning, around 0degF, but the skies were clear. I found some brutal, dry, great basin powder gaining the north ridge. Once on the ridge, it was quick moving. By the time I made the summit, I was down to a single thermal longsleeve tee. Spectacular time to be at the park. My girlfriend could watch me most of the time I was on the ridge. We enjoyed another night at the vacant campground, then hiked out and had a fun time in Ely.
Posted Jul 31, 2008 1:02 am

pschwerdtGreat Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2008

pschwerdt

Started early @ 7:00, back down @ 11:30. Nice day hike, quite steep at the end, but well worth it. Great views, and my friend and I were the only people on top.
Posted Jul 21, 2008 5:24 pm

WyoNativeRemote National Park  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2008

WyoNative

I found this peak to be a nice hike except for the uphill on the scree over the last mile or so.........Great Basin National Park is very remote. I had perfect weather and shared the summit with 4 other groups.
Posted Jul 20, 2008 8:37 pm

GarfimiAmazing!!!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2008

Garfimi

I had an amazing time at GBNP. Wheeler peak offers great views at the top. It was overcast the whole time. The trail is great, fairly easy climb. The last thousand feet is steep. I loved the alpine flowers that lined the trail along the way.
Posted Jul 19, 2008 5:07 pm

ScottySNight Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2008

ScottyS

Did a night hike while on a fieldwork mission, I think 1:45 from trailhead to summit. Smoke obscured the moonlit view, guess I'll have to go back.
Posted Jul 14, 2008 2:47 pm

BradBartickPretty nice jaunt for good views  Sucess!

BradBartick

A likable peak and an easy route, if you leave out the long drive from Vegas.
Posted Jul 12, 2008 10:14 pm

peakrat76Standard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2006

peakrat76

Easy hike to summit from campground at base. Summit views rival Telescope Peak and Sierra Blanca (NM). Continued on to Jeff Davis and a not-so-fun descent down the North Ridge in a storm that seemed to have developed out of nowhere. I've climbed 35+ years and never saw a storm come up so quick.
Posted Apr 23, 2008 4:09 pm

JDrakeRegular Route  Sucess!

JDrake

Went with my family as a teenager. Started out just looking at the ancient trees and ended up convincing mom and dad to let me break away and keep going.
Posted Apr 4, 2008 1:19 pm

lcarreauStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 6, 1990

lcarreau

It was 17 years ago since I visited that place. I remember
seeing tons of deer beneath the peak. There was a "rock
shelter" and a Heliograph Station on the summit. I don't
know if its still there. The Bristlecone pines,
just a short distance below the summit, are incredible!
These mountains get plenty of lightning strikes during
the summer, and lots of snow in the winter.
Posted Dec 9, 2007 12:26 pm

Frankly45Wonderful Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2007

Frankly45

Left the trailhead at 7:00 AM and were back at the trailhead at 11
:30 AM. It was a great day except for some wind on the summit ridge.
Posted Nov 22, 2007 4:11 pm

tombcroninWindy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2002

tombcronin

Very windy day; had to lean into it.
Posted Oct 17, 2007 6:37 pm

buzzdainerStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2007
Relatively easy dayhike from the campground. Tons of wildflowers.
Posted Oct 14, 2007 2:59 pm

phydeuxBasic trail slog- good view  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2007

phydeux

Basic Class 1 trail slog, but good view of the Spring Valley and out towards Utah.
Posted Sep 27, 2007 12:09 am

JBRunyanGetting out of Sin City  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2007

JBRunyan

My buddy and I decided to get out of Las Vegas for a weekend and decided to climb Nevada's second highest. We ended up hiking up a rock slide gulley then hitting the ridge and following the trail to the summit. Pretty nice views, and it was the highest I have ever hiked to before.
Posted Sep 22, 2007 5:10 pm

pbogenStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2007

pbogen

Great weather besides the relentless winds. GBNP is a great place that is spare of crowds!
Posted Sep 18, 2007 11:37 am

mgp5000Big Hill + Chest Cold = No Fun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2007

mgp5000

Thought the worst of my cold had passed, but Mr. Wheeler made it known that I was mistaken. Got passed by several folks on the way up, but finally made it. Great views. Shared a bit of summit time with the Head Ranger at GBNP - nice guy.
Posted Sep 5, 2007 2:07 am

A BitStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 9, 1996

A Bit

Ran into early thunderstorms near the summit, but had a great hike up. Lots of wildlife around.
Posted Sep 1, 2007 1:58 am

lasvegaswraithLove it  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 29, 2010

lasvegaswraith

4th or 5th trip up in the last few years, but never with this much snow - Snow level all the way to the trailhead on Memorial Day weekend! Epic, sunny day in Great Basin.
Posted Aug 18, 2007 1:22 am

Frankly45Wheeler in August 2007
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2007

Frankly45

Tyler Thigpen, (Birmingham, Alabama) and RJ DePond (Cambria California) were the earliest to the summit this day. It was very windy but magically beautiful. The round trip took 4 hours and 45 minutes.
Posted Aug 12, 2007 6:49 pm

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