Wheeler Peak Climber's Log

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paisajeroamericano

paisajeroamericano - Oct 21, 2008 1:09 am Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2008

Alpine Start  Sucess!

wow - what an interesting area, an island in the sky - I was driving from cali to utah and climbed wheeler along the way - I arrived at 3 am, started hiking an hour later, and reached the top shortly after sunrise - then I ran over to jeff davis and descended through the bristlecone pines - quite the morning jaunt...

tpdwr

tpdwr - Oct 15, 2008 5:56 pm Date Climbed: Oct 1, 2008

Summt Trail  Sucess!

Hiked via the summit trail.The fall colors were spectacular and the views from the summit great!!

Darin07 - Sep 15, 2008 5:05 pm Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2008

My toes still hurt

Ok Im 13 and a climbed it but my boots were to small so my toe nails were pushed back into my toes. my good friend paul is really old and he climbed it up and down in i think two hours but my whole group made it.the last thousand feet in elevation sucked

cdog

cdog - Jul 31, 2008 1:02 am Date Climbed: Dec 17, 2003

all to ourselves  Sucess!

my girlfriend and I made the winter break trip out from Oregon to visit GBNP. We hiked into Wheeler Pk campground from Lehman Creek and chose the best of the campsites available (the whole place was empty). The weather was a bit chilly the next morning, around 0degF, but the skies were clear. I found some brutal, dry, great basin powder gaining the north ridge. Once on the ridge, it was quick moving. By the time I made the summit, I was down to a single thermal longsleeve tee. Spectacular time to be at the park. My girlfriend could watch me most of the time I was on the ridge. We enjoyed another night at the vacant campground, then hiked out and had a fun time in Ely.

pschwerdt

pschwerdt - Jul 21, 2008 5:24 pm Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2008

Great Hike  Sucess!

Started early @ 7:00, back down @ 11:30. Nice day hike, quite steep at the end, but well worth it. Great views, and my friend and I were the only people on top.

WyoNative

WyoNative - Jul 20, 2008 8:37 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2008

Remote National Park  Sucess!

I found this peak to be a nice hike except for the uphill on the scree over the last mile or so.........Great Basin National Park is very remote. I had perfect weather and shared the summit with 4 other groups.

Garfimi

Garfimi - Jul 19, 2008 5:07 pm Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2008

Amazing!!!  Sucess!

I had an amazing time at GBNP. Wheeler peak offers great views at the top. It was overcast the whole time. The trail is great, fairly easy climb. The last thousand feet is steep. I loved the alpine flowers that lined the trail along the way.

ScottyS

ScottyS - Jul 14, 2008 2:47 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2008

Night Hike  Sucess!

Did a night hike while on a fieldwork mission, I think 1:45 from trailhead to summit. Smoke obscured the moonlit view, guess I'll have to go back.

BradBartick

BradBartick - Jul 12, 2008 10:14 pm

Pretty nice jaunt for good views  Sucess!

A likable peak and an easy route, if you leave out the long drive from Vegas.

peakrat76

peakrat76 - Apr 23, 2008 4:09 pm Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2006

Standard Route  Sucess!

Easy hike to summit from campground at base. Summit views rival Telescope Peak and Sierra Blanca (NM). Continued on to Jeff Davis and a not-so-fun descent down the North Ridge in a storm that seemed to have developed out of nowhere. I've climbed 35+ years and never saw a storm come up so quick.

JDrake

JDrake - Apr 4, 2008 1:19 pm

Regular Route  Sucess!

Went with my family as a teenager. Started out just looking at the ancient trees and ended up convincing mom and dad to let me break away and keep going.

lcarreau

lcarreau - Dec 9, 2007 12:26 pm Date Climbed: Jun 6, 1990

Standard Route  Sucess!

It was 17 years ago since I visited that place. I remember
seeing tons of deer beneath the peak. There was a "rock
shelter" and a Heliograph Station on the summit. I don't
know if its still there. The Bristlecone pines,
just a short distance below the summit, are incredible!
These mountains get plenty of lightning strikes during
the summer, and lots of snow in the winter.

Frankly45

Frankly45 - Nov 22, 2007 4:11 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2007

Wonderful Day  Sucess!

Left the trailhead at 7:00 AM and were back at the trailhead at 11
:30 AM. It was a great day except for some wind on the summit ridge.

tombcronin

tombcronin - Oct 17, 2007 6:37 pm Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2002

Windy  Sucess!

Very windy day; had to lean into it.

buzzdainer

buzzdainer - Oct 14, 2007 2:59 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2007

Standard Route  Sucess!

Relatively easy dayhike from the campground. Tons of wildflowers.

phydeux

phydeux - Sep 27, 2007 12:09 am Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2007

Basic trail slog- good view  Sucess!

Basic Class 1 trail slog, but good view of the Spring Valley and out towards Utah.

JBRunyan

JBRunyan - Sep 22, 2007 5:10 pm Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2007

Getting out of Sin City  Sucess!

My buddy and I decided to get out of Las Vegas for a weekend and decided to climb Nevada's second highest. We ended up hiking up a rock slide gulley then hitting the ridge and following the trail to the summit. Pretty nice views, and it was the highest I have ever hiked to before.

pbogen

pbogen - Sep 18, 2007 11:37 am Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2007

Standard Route  Sucess!

Great weather besides the relentless winds. GBNP is a great place that is spare of crowds!

mgp5000

mgp5000 - Sep 5, 2007 2:07 am Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2007

Big Hill + Chest Cold = No Fun  Sucess!

Thought the worst of my cold had passed, but Mr. Wheeler made it known that I was mistaken. Got passed by several folks on the way up, but finally made it. Great views. Shared a bit of summit time with the Head Ranger at GBNP - nice guy.

A Bit

A Bit - Sep 1, 2007 1:58 am Date Climbed: Sep 9, 1996

Standard Route  Sucess!

Ran into early thunderstorms near the summit, but had a great hike up. Lots of wildlife around.

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