Welcome to John Fedak's Photo Album
· Welcome
· Backcountry Trips
· Best Of
· Tahoe OGUL Peaks
· Ventana Peaks

· Home
· Gallery

  
Potosi Mountain
42 images in this album on 5 pages.
[Slideshow]
Gallery: John Fedak's Photo Album navigate UP (accesskey 'U')
   
 leftdot 1  leftdot 2  leftdot 3  leftdot 4  leftdot 5  rightdot
Next Page (Accesskey 'N') Last Page (Accesskey 'L')
TL
Topo and GPS tracks for today's ~10mi 3500ft gain out and back dayhike to the Potosi Mountain summit.

This is the southern (eastside) service road approach from the outskirts of Goodspring, NV.  (South of Vegas on I-15).  All road hiking today except for a short class 2 scramble at the end.
BB
Topo and GPS tracks for today's ~10mi 3500ft gain out and back dayhike to the Potosi Mountain summit.

This is the southern (eastside) service road approach from the outskirts of Goodspring, NV. (South of Vegas on I-15). All road hiking today except for a short class 2 scramble at the end.
Viewed: 33 times.
TL
Past Goodspring and then 2mi back on a ranch road.  One dicey section on the road where it crossed a wash.  

Much cooler than I was expecting and I put on a sweatshirt and then went back for my jacket.
BB
Past Goodspring and then 2mi back on a ranch road. One dicey section on the road where it crossed a wash.

Much cooler than I was expecting and I put on a sweatshirt and then went back for my jacket.
Viewed: 23 times.
02/10/2010 10:17 AM
TL
Just beyond where I had parked was a locked gate.  (Though there were tracks where folks in ATVs had bypassed the gate)

This road was the primary route for accessing the rather large collection of telecom equipment all along the ridge.
BB
Just beyond where I had parked was a locked gate. (Though there were tracks where folks in ATVs had bypassed the gate)

This road was the primary route for accessing the rather large collection of telecom equipment all along the ridge.
Viewed: 22 times.
02/10/2010 10:17 AM
TL
The first mile or so of the road was paved and extremely steep.  I was soon huffing and puffing and I shed the jacket I had put on at the start of the trip.
BB
The first mile or so of the road was paved and extremely steep. I was soon huffing and puffing and I shed the jacket I had put on at the start of the trip.
Viewed: 17 times.
02/10/2010 10:29 AM
TL
A snowcat parked midway up the first slope.  Apparently this peak can and does get snow in the winter and the snowcats are needed to access the peak when the road isn't clear.

Update:  There's a youtube video of the snowcat in action here.
BB
A snowcat parked midway up the first slope. Apparently this peak can and does get snow in the winter and the snowcats are needed to access the peak when the road isn't clear.

Update: There's a youtube video of the snowcat in action here.
Viewed: 21 times.
02/10/2010 10:56 AM
TL
More steep uphill (and you can see the road switching back toward the saddle on the left)
BB
More steep uphill (and you can see the road switching back toward the saddle on the left)
Viewed: 19 times.
02/10/2010 10:57 AM
TL
The road gained 1500+ feet in the first mile or so.  My car is visible below- but only as a spec in the full sized shot.
BB
The road gained 1500+ feet in the first mile or so. My car is visible below- but only as a spec in the full sized shot.
Viewed: 23 times.
02/10/2010 11:08 AM
TL
Up to the first saddle where it got substantially colder and windier.  This shot is of the 1st of 3 peaks along the ridge w/ telecom equipment (with the last being the Potosi summit)  

My route wouldn't be climbing this sub-summit- but rather crossing in front on the lower road.
BB
Up to the first saddle where it got substantially colder and windier. This shot is of the 1st of 3 peaks along the ridge w/ telecom equipment (with the last being the Potosi summit)

My route wouldn't be climbing this sub-summit- but rather crossing in front on the lower road.
Viewed: 19 times.
02/10/2010 11:30 AM
TL
Nice view of snow capped Mt Charleston off to the north for the remainder of today's route.
BB
Nice view of snow capped Mt Charleston off to the north for the remainder of today's route.
Viewed: 17 times.
02/10/2010 11:30 AM
   
 leftdot 1  leftdot 2  leftdot 3  leftdot 4  leftdot 5  rightdot
Next Page (Accesskey 'N') Last Page (Accesskey 'L')
Gallery: John Fedak's Photo Album navigate UP (accesskey 'U')
Powered by Gallery v1 [RSS]
Guestbook All images and content 2002-2007 John Fedak
Web site engine code is Copyright © 2003 by PHP-Nuke. All Rights Reserved. PHP-Nuke is Free Software released under the GNU/GPL license.
Page Generation: 0.96 Seconds