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danomikeDid it again!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2011


We were trying to go for Jeff Davis via the Wheeler trail. Too much wind that day and we would have been in it for the entire Wheeler to Jeff Davis traverse. The rangers are recommending snow shoes, but you don't really need them now.
Posted Jul 18, 2011 12:26 pm

seanoStandard route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2011


Freaking windy up high, almost blow-you-over windy. NV should really give Boundary to CA and make this its highest peak -- it's much more interesting and appropriate.
Posted Jul 14, 2011 8:07 pm

danomikeWheeler  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2001


It was a fun trip about 10 years ago. It's worth going out there!
Posted Jul 7, 2011 10:35 pm

weeds19Lots of snow still  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2011


I was greeted at the TH by giant mounds of snow, so I decided to go with pants and boots versus my anticipated shorts and running shoes. It turns out that most of the trail is snow free and I only had to negotiate snow for a few 50 yd sections on the ascent. The bluebird day made for a beautiful summit experience!
Posted Jul 5, 2011 11:14 am

VaslerWheeler  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2010


Great Basin was always a mysterious NP, but living in Vegas and being a bit worn on the Spring Mountains, I drove to the isolated park. Wheeler is the flagship mountain and can be extremely windy (It was when I was there). People unprepared for the wind chill turned back shortly after treeline. There are wind shelters along the way that are fun to rest at and build upon. If you're on the Lonliest Highway in America, take time to ramble up this peak (& check out the caves too).
Posted Dec 23, 2010 3:20 pm

robot oneFrom Buck Mtn
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2010

robot one

Posted Nov 20, 2010 10:19 am

badmajickNice hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2010


Started at 0600 on the summit about 0900, spent a lot of time taking pictures, then a nice hike down. Virtually no wind, and a nice clear sunny day. Over the three day weekend 29 miles and a gain of 9500 ft!
Posted Sep 9, 2010 4:23 pm

PocketsOfBlueLeisurely hike w/ the lady  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2010


Nice, moderate afternoon hike with Katherine. About five hours round trip.
Posted Aug 21, 2010 7:59 pm

Day HikerWheeler Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2010

Day Hiker

Up via Summit trailhead (1:59; 4.3 mi; 2900 ft).
Down via Alpine Lakes/Glacier trailhead (1:19; 4.1 mi; 3100 ft).
Posted Aug 17, 2010 12:23 pm

jimeganWheeler Pk  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2010


climbed from Wheeler Pk campground enroute to Jeff Davis
Posted Aug 17, 2010 12:18 am

blueshadeWheeler  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2010


Third consecutive day of climbing. Did Castle Dome two days prior and Mt. Shasta the day before. Peaked in 1:37 without trying hard and round trip in 2:45 running down to make an earlier cave tour. Would be a nice practice hike for something larger.
Posted Aug 2, 2010 11:09 am

redmondStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2010
Great climb. Some snow on the lower parts of the trail, but overall beautiful and fairly easy hike up.
Posted Jul 8, 2010 5:27 pm

Pharmacisttriple peak day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2010


climbed wheeler up the main trail, then down and over to jeff davis, then around the south side of wheeler and up to baker, then back up wheeler a 2nd time and down the trail, with the last couple miles in the dark. started at 11:15am, back to the truck about 9:30pm.
Posted Jun 26, 2010 7:30 pm

PeanutAwesome Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2009
Could not have asked for better weather. Incredible views that day and, as a first time climber, found the last mile or so very challenging as I was not expecting it to be so steep. Met Jim Johnson of Fernley hiking to the top for his 83rd birthday. Great achievement! The rest of his family was there as well. This was the first year he had not climbed a 14er because his children had begged him not to - I love it!
Posted Apr 26, 2010 10:07 am

SKIThe start of it all


Climbed this when I was 9 years old, fell short of the summit but took pictures with my cousin that made it look as though we had topped out. Hahaha no one believed us, of course.
Posted Dec 26, 2009 12:37 pm

utclimberSki Tour  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 13, 2006
Climbed Wheeler as a ski tour, timed right after the road opened.
Posted Nov 24, 2009 12:52 am

woodstridertwo days at Wheeler Peak, Nevada  Sucess!


The two of us visited this lovely NP and stayed overnight at the upper campsites. This afforded us the opportunity to both climb Wheeler Peak (and thereby satisfying any doubt that we had reached the high point of Nevada) and to see the Bristle Cone forest and the incredible shrinking glacier. I was surprised and delighted by this beautiful area. I hope that I get to return someday.
Posted Oct 13, 2009 6:07 pm

Luciano136Beautiful hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2009


Very remote area and very surprised to actually see other people on the trail. Day started of warm and sunny; later some thunderstorms developed around us but we managed to stay dry; it did start raining soon after we reached the parking lot though. The Aspen's were already turning colors nicely.
Only 2 in the group felt like continuing to Jeff Davis, so we compromised and quickly ran up Bald Mountain while the rest of the group waited at Stella lake.
We spent two nights in Baker, NV. Great Basin definitely has a "I'm on another planet" feel, which makes it a fun experience.
Posted Sep 21, 2009 8:24 pm

CedarImpressive  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2009


Great climb. Impressively steep for a trail which I found out to be the nature of Great Basin National Park. First 2 miles was a waste of time gaining elevation and losing it. Wind was moderate on the way up but the clouds speeding by are a "wow" to remember. Spent 30 minutes at the top writing a summit log (the one signed as Caglow) and taking in the view. Very windy on the way down. I had expected it to be windier however looking up from the trail.
Posted Sep 8, 2009 8:22 pm

rharrisWindy!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2009


Hiked Wheeler Peak on a cloudless Sunday morning over Labor Day weekend. Got started early, saw lots of deer during the first mile. Above the saddle, the wind was blowing hard, I would say 30-40 mph in spots, making it mighty chilly. On the peak, though, the wind was not bad. The Snake Range is rugged and beautiful, although the views on this day were impeded somewhat by haze from wildfires in So Utah and So Cal. About 4+40 round trip.
Posted Sep 8, 2009 11:29 am

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