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ericwillhiteWinter Snowshoe  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 23, 1999


Did it sometime in winter from the lowest parking lot in 2 days. I was from Seattle visiting Utah and was just amazed at the Great Basin. Like another planet to me. Now I live in the Great Basin enjoying a new planet. Pictures and trip report at http://www.willhiteweb.com/nevada_climbing/great_basin_national_park/wheeler_peak_083.htm
Posted Jul 24, 2009 3:34 am

recastGale Force  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2009


The climb was very easy but the freezing cold wind kept pushing us behind the little rock shelters the whole way up. I didn't expect it to be so cold in July, but once we reached the summit it warmed up a lot and the hike back down got quite hot. Great views on the basic standard route with lots of wildlife in the early morning.
Posted Jul 13, 2009 1:07 pm

mpricebkie-to-climb-to-bike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2008
biked up from the campground by the visitors center, climbed to the top via a chute on the other side of the small lake above the parking lot. The sheer drop on the east side is quite spectacular along with the visibility being very good, it is well worth the hike for most. The elevation difference from the base at Baker to the top is about 8,000 ft. Nice long downhill ride to finish it off!
Posted Apr 14, 2009 3:58 pm

sagehawk88Win win situation  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2001
This was my first "real" mountain having hiked it at the age of 11. We experienced a rocky mountain storm so to say on the way up which we let pass. Fairly easy hike for a really good view. I've been up to the top a few times after that and have also explored other mountains in the Snake Range. The summit was fairly barren when we were there but we passed a lot of people on the way up, people that probably shouldn't have been hiking a mountain like this. I also highly recommend hiking Bald Mountain. It's arguably easier and has great views of Wheeler Peak from the top.
Posted Jan 17, 2009 4:22 pm

KadeeRude People!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2006


This was a very cool peak, besides the people. I passed everyone there was to pass on the way up. A couple people on the trail had a problem with me though - one guy said something about me wearing shorts in cold weather and another guy asked if I was experienced enough to hike this peak (ha, what did he know? ...nothing) "Don't judge a book by it's cover."
Posted Nov 14, 2008 4:19 pm

paisajeroamericanoAlpine Start  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2008


wow - what an interesting area, an island in the sky - I was driving from cali to utah and climbed wheeler along the way - I arrived at 3 am, started hiking an hour later, and reached the top shortly after sunrise - then I ran over to jeff davis and descended through the bristlecone pines - quite the morning jaunt...
Posted Oct 21, 2008 1:09 am

tpdwrSummt Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 1, 2008


Hiked via the summit trail.The fall colors were spectacular and the views from the summit great!!
Posted Oct 15, 2008 5:56 pm

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


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


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


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


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


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!


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


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!


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


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


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


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

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