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3-DAY TRIP: Elko area trip
July 3 @ 8:00 am - July 5 @ 6:00 pm UTC-7
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This is a trip to summit three peaks in the greater Elko area- Elko Mountain, Greys Peak, and Big Bald Mountain. Given the temperatures, even up there, will be warm, the hikes will be on the shorter side, and the camping will be replaced by staying at a hotel with a pool!
The plan is to leave Saturday morning, head up to Elko and check into our hotel(s) and hang out by the pool for a while, then head out to dinner, then head up Elko Mountain to watch the sunset. Elko Mountain has a road to the summit, so the hike will be minimal (exact length to be decided at the time). On Sunday, we’ll head out early to hike Greys Peak, hopefully before it gets too warm. Again, head back to the hotel, optionally enjoying the pool again before dinner in town. On Monday, we’ll depart early and hike Big Bald Mountain on the way home.
Elko Mountain and Big Bald Mountain both have over 2,000 feet of prominence, and Greys Peak, while having under 1,000 feet of prominence is on both the Nevada Peaks Club list and the Great Basin Peaks List.
Total Distance: maybe 2 miles on Saturday, 5 miles on Sunday, 2 miles on Monday
Total Elevation Gain: < 600′ on Saturday, 2,300′ on Sunday, 1,000′ on Monday
Altitude: 6,920′ – 10,674′
Terrain Description: All off trail, class 1-2 expected, significant tree-dodging and some bushwhacking is likely.
Approximate Hiking Time: 1 hour Saturday, 6 hours Sunday, 2 hours Monday
This hike is being posted on uGetTogether, so please RSVP here-
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I am an outdoor enthusiast who would rather be on a backcountry backpacking trip than a stroll on the beach (although I do love the beach!).
Living in Las Vegas has afforded me the opportunity to easily explore the Southwest region of the United States.
A nature lover, I am often found at the end of the pack taking photos and videos of the wildlife found on the trails. Colorful flowers, desert animals, and unusual geological rock formations are often the majority of my photos.