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VaslerWheeler  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2010

Vasler

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

Nice
Posted Nov 20, 2010 10:19 am

badmajickNice hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2010

badmajick

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

PocketsOfBlue

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

jimegan

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

blueshadeWheeler  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2010

blueshade

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

Pharmacist

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

SKI

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!

woodstrider

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

Luciano136

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

Cedar

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

rharris

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

tednvchilly  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2009
nice hike. glad i changed into long pants before hike and took fleece pullover. very windy and chilly last stretch of climb
Posted Sep 7, 2009 5:48 am

SageHawk6th time up  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2009

SageHawk

Back again by the standard route. This time on the way to Jeff Davis peak. Love to see that startled look on the faces of the tourists as I drop off the south side of Wheeler and into the ether of the 'other' side of the mountain.
Posted Aug 25, 2009 6:52 am

missymtngirlMy Newest Baby!!!
Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2009

missymtngirl

....and my second 13'er. Awesome day!!! Those nasty dark clouds lured above...but wound up just hanging out and chillin' as we did our thing. Snow on the top and patches throughout, but nothing we couldn't handle. :)
Posted Aug 20, 2009 7:58 am

StansburyWindy Wheeler Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2009

Stansbury

A beautiful clear day but very windy as soon as we left the tree cover. This is really a great hike and just one of several to do at Great Basin NP!
Posted Aug 18, 2009 11:39 pm

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