Bonanza Peak (NV) Climber's Log

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WOLFrising

WOLFrising - Aug 20, 2017 11:26 am Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2017

From Cold Creek  Sucess!

to the summit on the Bonanza Trail w/ Maddie. Great hike in the thick, piney air. I would like to take it further next time, to one of the surrounding peaks!

philadendron

philadendron - May 4, 2014 11:35 pm Date Climbed: May 4, 2014

Great day in the mountains  Sucess!

The drive on the dirt road was fun, saw lots of horses. The hike was nice, though breezy, especially on the ridge near the top. Unique view of the Spring Mountains. We'll be back one day to climb Willow. Very small amount of snow on the trail, should be gone in a couple weeks.

Also, we searched for a fair bit and found no summit register.

Again on 9/8/18, out of Cold Creek. 1:40 up, 3:17 total.

RaymondShevsky

RaymondShevsky - Dec 24, 2013 6:13 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2009

Nice stroll  Sucess!

Enjoyable day out with friends on America's birthday.

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Jun 27, 2013 10:25 am Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2013

Bonanza Trail

Knowing I'll be cooped up in conference rooms, bars and restaurants for business the next several days, I rented a convertible Mustang and headed up to Bonanza Peak! Enjoyed the wild horses to and from the trailhead and had no problems getting the low slung Mustang to the parking lot. The flies were terrible and the heat was intense - I literally had sweet dripping from my pigtails onto my kneecaps - but the hike was lovely! The views from the top of this peak exceeded my expectations. Enjoyed lunch at the top and called the BF before heading back down for a business cocktail reception.

sredfern

sredfern - May 24, 2013 11:36 pm Date Climbed: May 5, 2008

Ran to the summit  Sucess!

Ding some training for the Pikes Peak Ascent while in Vegas for a conference, I ran to the summit up the Bonanza Trail. I hit a lot of snow patches on the north-facing valleys and got my feet soaked so I had some hot spots by the time I got back to the trailhead. Nice run even though I live at sea level and my lungs burned at times.

jdmorehouse

jdmorehouse - Mar 13, 2013 1:27 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2012

Relief from the heat  Sucess!

This was the first of three times up here last summer. An easy, enjoyable peak with fine views. Wild horses, the occasional elk, and had the mountain otherwise to ourselves.

jtellis

jtellis - Sep 9, 2011 10:31 am Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2011

First NV peak  Sucess!

First peak since moving to Vegas. Lots of beautiful views, and I got to see wild horses for the first time. I realized I need to get used to this altitude though. Looking forward to my next hike.

BigPond1

BigPond1 - Nov 12, 2010 6:23 pm Date Climbed: Nov 11, 2010

Fresh Tracks  Sucess!

Climbed this peak on Veteran's Day, plenty of fresh snow on the trail, I made the only footprints visible. Around 2" of snow at the trailhead, with as much as 6" at the upper elevations. Slightly tricky due to the snow, but I still managed to make it to the summit. Lost that trail twice near the peak, but was able to gauge where the peak was so I just blazed a trail. Partially lost my tracks on the way back due to gusty winds, but managed to find my way back to the saddle. I was the only person who hiked there that day!

Tracy

Tracy - Sep 11, 2010 10:45 pm Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2010

from Bonanza TH  Sucess!

Hiked this one with Steven Stembridge, Gonzalo Domenech, and Kody Seastrunk. Perfect weather. Ed, Kody's dad, made it 80% of the way up but turned around to follow us when we were headed down.

weeds19

weeds19 - Jul 6, 2010 12:06 am Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2010

Trail Run  Sucess!

The trail up from Cold Creek turned out to be perfectly runnable. Made it to the top in just over an hour. Great day that got a little bit hot on the way down.

ShinLV

ShinLV - May 5, 2009 3:32 am Date Climbed: May 2, 2009

Blistlecone-Bonanza  Sucess!

Started hiking from upper Blistlecone trail head. First 2.5 - 3 miles had lots of snow on the trail especially on Bonanza trail.
I bag the McFarland peak on the way back to the trail head.
21.5 mile, 6,300 ft total elevation gain. about 11 hours to complete.
Bonanza & McFarland Peak from Lee Canyon

CheesySciFi

CheesySciFi - Sep 27, 2008 1:27 pm Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2008

Bonanza!  Sucess!

Hiked up a relentless series of switchbacks on the Bonanza Trail. Saw the horsies on the way in and heard the coyotes howling as sunset approached on the descent. A fine workout for someone who lives at an elevation of about 300 feet!

DayHikerJr - Sep 3, 2008 3:59 am Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2008

Bonanza Trailhead  Sucess!

Daddy carried me.

Day Hiker

Day Hiker - Sep 3, 2008 3:57 am Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2008

Bonanza Trailhead  Sucess!

Carried DayHikerJr (age 12 months) to the top. The sign at the trailhead said 4 miles, but it was really 4.7. No big deal, unless you're carrying a 20-pound baby!

MoapaPk

MoapaPk - Jun 28, 2008 10:24 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2002

Oh yeah!  Sucess!

Val accompanied me on my first altitude hike after my brain damage. It was like a rebirth.

A year later Nick N accompanied me on the traverse to McFarland, then down N Canyon and back to car.

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Sep 10, 2007 3:53 am Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2007

Bonanza Peak to McFarland Peak Traverse  Sucess!

The traverse of the ridge between Bonanza Peak and McFarland Peak was the best part of the hike. Great vistas and good scrambling on very solid rock. We descended via North Canyon and went to look for elk on the way back to Bonanza trailhead, but only saw their prints. It came down to about 12 miles with 4000+ feet of elevation gain.

redsplashman23

redsplashman23 - Jun 17, 2007 11:13 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2007

standard from Cold Creek  Sucess!

Great hike. Great views on the summit. Many horses around the trailhead today.

diane

diane - Mar 5, 2007 7:15 pm Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2006

enough switchbacks?!  Sucess!

saw the local herd of wild horses when we came back down to the trailhead. even on a nice summer weekend day we had the trail to ourselves.

Matthew Holliman

Matthew Holliman - Dec 1, 2006 5:31 am Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2006

From south via Bristlecone Trail / Spring Mtn Divide trail  Sucess!

Birthday hike out of Lee Canyon, after my original plans for Zion were canceled by rain. No views from the summit, but some nice views from the trail along the way. Birds chirping and no sign of anyone else out there. Unspectacular but pleasant all the same.

LV Hiker

LV Hiker - Sep 7, 2006 9:41 am Date Climbed: Oct 13, 2005

From Cold Creek Trailhead  Sucess!

The weather was great on this hike. Awesome views. We started out from Cold Creek Trailhead. I hiked this one along with a buddy of mine and my two dogs. The dogs loved it. We saw a small bunch of wild horses on the way to the trailhead.

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