Arc Dome, NV
Got off course from Columbine CG by heading left and summited point 10842 to the northeast to see where I should be heading. A big grassy hill blocked the view of Arc Dome but it was the only thing higher so when the trail avoided the summit it soon revealed where I was supposed to go. Four and a half hours up and three hours down the jeep trail, finishing in darkness. The switchbacks for the final 1000 feet are well spaced making the final push go fast.
Great weather, but buggy. Greg and I left the nearly empty campground (it would be completely cleared out by the time we got back) around seven a.m. We took the DPS A route up and once at the summit we lazed around for nearly an hour. There was a register this time. We took a side trip to Cirque Peak on the way back, and continued on the lightly used pack trail, making a nice 14.7 mile loop for the day.
Nice hike in the snow with a little postholing. Tremendous views nearly the entire way on this route.
Standard approach. Really nice hike, we did the North summit first and then on to Arc Dome. Unbelievable views. On the way down we went over Cirque Peak completing a very nice loop.
The peak itself sucks, but the N/S Twin River canyons are spectacular. Trip report.
Even with a variety of dilemmas and curve balls we were successfully in summiting and camped on top overnight.
(Trip report coming soon)
Got dumped on by passing thunderstorms but a great hike anyway. Spotted 3 Elk on the way up.
After climbing Bunker Hill the day before we were ready for some trail hiking. Nothing new to add here other than the register is missing, as it was from Bunker Hill. Beautiful weather all morning until we started down just after one o'clock after spending a half hour basking in the sun on top. Thunderstorms began forming and mid way down we could see rain and lightning just north and east of us. Packing up to head home, the rain started falling, and the storms in the area consolidated and we were met with rain and lightning all the way back to Las Vegas. We got out just in time.
a little bit of work as you have to climb over North Arc Dome (pk 11400) coming and going. Pretty desolate area overall but some good views to the Sierra and Sweetwaters in the distance. Quite pleasant for November. Very little snow.
Climbed on a western US peakbagging trip. Climbed Mount Whitney via the Mountaineers, Boundary Peak, and Montgomery prior to Arc Dome. Climbed Arc Dome via the Columbine CG route. The trail was excellent. Had the peak all to ourselves. Stop at the Berlin State Park, it is an interesting side tour and the rangers really like having visitors
I hiked up Arc Dome, and also the north peak on the return trip. Very scenic.
Incredible fall colors
Solo overnight hike of Arc Dome. Great View from the top. If you have time check out the ghost town of Ione, it's an interesting place.
With Adam Jantz, plenty of snow, but easy hike. Trip Report
Great hike for fall colors. Observed a herd of elk.
Great climb with several inches of snow on the trail. Map, pictures and report at http://www.willhiteweb.com/nevada_climbing/toiyabe_range/arc_dome_146.htm
Have wanted this peak for years, finally decided to drive the 650 miles to it and hike it. Beautiful scenery all the way up. Some hazy smoky air due to the big fire at Yosemite. Clear, still and warm otherwise. Just amazing! My report: Arc Dome, 7/30/2008
With the Siberian in a snow/thunderstorm. Columbine campground was wonderful.