great views. did this after Ruby Dome on an partly rainy day.
Drove to the top. Great views of the Ruby's.
Made the long and bumpy drive in my passenger vehicle to the base of the mountain with a friend and hiked the maintenance road to the summit. Great views from the top of the surrounding area, including the Ruby Mountains and the Independence Mountains off in the distance.
Lovely snow capped Rubies in the distance. Also, my car's first peak!
First time in Elko, ate at the Star Restaurant which was nice the night prior. Woke up early and drove up to the summit to get a look at the Ruby Mountains. I cannot wait to get back down here to do some hiking.
Drove up from Elko. The road was muddy and I had to take it quite slow in spots.
This was the third P2K drive up for the day and my wife said no more, she hit her limit. But, the whole family can enjoy this one. Map and pictures at http://www.willhiteweb.com/nevada_climbing/elko_mountain/spring_city_334.htm
I got up before the sun did and drove up to the summit to witness the sunrise. A great viewpoint. Lots of cattle grazing on the lower mountain, even in the dark so I had to be extra careful in my driving.
Returned with Dennis Poulin on 6-3-11.
The first time I was on the summit, it was just getting to be sunset and the city lights from Elko and Spring Creek were appearing. We drove to the summit both times I was up there and each time it was beautiful.
Great all-around views! I love this part of Nevada. If you're in the area and don't have a lot of time to spare, the drive to the top of Elko Mountain is well worth the time.