Traverse from Job Peak

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Nevada, United States, North America
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Most of a day
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Traverse from Job Peak
Created On: Apr 3, 2003
Last Edited On: Apr 3, 2003


This route begins at the summit of Job Peak. You will soon be able to refer to the Job Peak page to choose a route to the summit of Job Peak. To the south, from the summit of Job Peak, Mt. Lincoln is the obvious summit at the end of the visible ridge, connected via contiguous ridgeline to Job Peak. The majority of the ridgeline is above 8,000', but there are some ups and downs along the way.

Route Description

Descend from the summit first to the west, then after 100 yards or so, turn to the south and gain the ridge. It is desirable to stay on the ridge crest as much as possible to enjoy the views on both sides of the range. However, to avoid having to surmount every bulge on the ridge, watch for a very faint trail that sidehills the largest of the ridgeline protrusions. The last time I was up here, the trail was quite intermittent due to snow on the ridgeline. That was OK, because the trail is not the most fun route. There are some significant rock formations along the ridge, and scrambling over these makes the route more fun and interesting. Continue along the ridge, and when you arrive at the spot where the trail begins a long sidehill to the west, proceed south up the talus-covered ridge to the summit. The actual traverse only took an hour and a half, at just over 3 miles, but also to be considered in undertaking this route is the time required to summit Job Peak first.

Essential Gear

The only essential gear is a good pair of hikers and water. You will not find water along this route. In the winter you will likely find snow to melt if you are so inclined. It's easier just to bring some along.

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