Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Wheeler Peak

While we were in Great Basin National Park, Jill and I couldn't pass up the opportunity to hike to the top of Wheeler Peak. It is the second highest peak in Nevada at 13,063'. The trail is a straightforward 8.4 mile round trip on a good trail.

The weather had turned cooler and breezy, temperatures in the 40s and winds 15-20 mph.The most-exposed section of the trail (ridgeline between 11,000 and 12,500 feet) was a bit unpleasant. Nearing the summit, the trail wound around to the sheltered side of the mountain. Surprisingly, the summit was not very windy at all compared to the lower ridgeline.

Yes, that is a Blackberry in Jill's hand. But there's no cellphone coverage to speak of (with?) there....

And a 360-degree panorama video....
Our GPS track is online at my EveryTrail page. 

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