Nelson Mountain AKA Galena Peak Climber's Log

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jdmorehouse - Mar 7, 2016 9:43 am Date Climbed: Mar 4, 2016

2nd Ascent  Sucess!

This time, a different route. Still a fun, easy day. Then on to the western TH for Panamint Butte.


gimpilator - Jan 15, 2016 8:49 pm Date Climbed: Dec 29, 2015

27 Peaks in 21 Days  Sucess!

Pinto in the morning and Nelson in the afternoon. An easy hike with frost in the shade. Nice Joshua trees in the area. This was part of a 21 day hiking road-trip I did with Heather. Other peaks we did on this trip include:

Pinos, Sawmill, Aliso, Signal, Castle Dome, Ajo, Miller, Superstition BM, Turtle HP, Old Woman, Granite, Cinder Cone 3894', Avawatz, Pahrump, Pinto, Panamint Butte, Canyon Point, Shadow, Grapevine, Wahguye, Palmer, Stirling, Northshore, Black Mesa, Hamblin, and Little Virgin.

We also visited Heiroglyphic Canyon, Marble Canyon, Cottonwood Canyon, Sheep Spring Canyon, Cadiz Dunes, Mojave Lava Tube, Parowan Gap Dinosaur tracks and numerous pertroglyph sites.

See the trip report with photos for more information.


cab - Jan 4, 2016 5:31 pm Date Climbed: Dec 29, 2015

From the Nelson Cabin  Sucess!

Short and sweet hike up to the summit in cold, but nice conditions. Very thin layer of snow near the summit. We climbed Pinto Peak near Towne Pass in the morning, then climbed to the highpoint of Malpais Mesa afterwards. The last day of a great four day tour of Death Valley.


jdmorehouse - Nov 13, 2014 3:19 pm Date Climbed: Nov 11, 2014

Post Pleasant  Sucess!

After topping out on Pleasant Point in the morning, I drove around to the other side and found my way to the Nelson Range HP. I still had about an hour and forty minutes of daylight, so up I went. I was off the mountain and walking back across the desert by nightfall (I descended a gully south west of the summit, which worked out well).


dshoshone - Dec 9, 2013 8:32 pm Date Climbed: Dec 9, 2013

From mine   Sucess!

Cold windy and a lot of snow on the upper half


calipidder - Feb 14, 2012 4:54 pm Date Climbed: Dec 30, 2011

From the west  Sucess!

Really had fun with this one. If you stick to the top of the ridge there are some fun scrambly bits. Came back the longer route via the mines on the north end of the range and saw some beautiful turquoise colored ores.

Steve Larson

Steve Larson - Nov 9, 2011 8:11 pm Date Climbed: Nov 6, 2011

North Ridge  Sucess!

An easy hike with a couple inches of snow on sheltered slopes.

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Nov 9, 2011 7:52 pm Date Climbed: May 11, 2008

From the mine to the west.  Sucess!

With Mike Larkin, after Pleasant Point and Cerro Gordo in the morning. Trip Report

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