Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Granite Peak Hike

Dan put together a trip with Michael and Sean to visit Granite Peak in Nevada.  After minimal deliberation, I decided to join.  We left Boise just after 6am on Sunday and began the long drive down to northern Nevada.  It was just after 10am when we parked at the trailhead above Hinkey Summit and below Granite Peak.  From the start, it was a relatively quick hike up and down the peak at just over two hours for the round trip.  The route was very straightforward (follow a fence line, then hike up) and got us to the top in a very direct fashion.  The summit block has some easy and fun class 3 climbing to finish off the ascent.  The summit views from Granite were impressive and were new vistas for all of us!

Since we drove so far, we weren't content for settling for one short hike.  We also climbed nearby Peak 8560+ and Buckskin Mountain before departing.  Both of these were very simple and direct ascents from nearby roads.  Michael's FJ Cruiser was very helpful in getting us close to these peaks!

In short, this was a great hike with two new hiking partners in a new area under beautiful Fall skies and warm weather.  Simply put, it was a great day!

Granite Peak Pictures!
GPS Track
Dan's Trip Report

1 comment:

Cathy said...

Nice pictures. Some of them even look vaguely "Markgraf-ish". (Ask Kate about Markgrafs - I am partial to them.)