Boundary Peak, Nevada (13,143 feet)

Boundary Peak, Nevada (13,143 feet)

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May 17th, 2002, 3:37 am #1

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July 30th, 2002, 8:15 pm #2

The news forum had a discussion on using a conventional car on Boundary
http://www.network54.com/Hide/Forum/mes ... 1023287838
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August 14th, 2002, 3:59 am #3

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Adam Roddy
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1998 Trip Reports
http://americasroof.com/nv-forum98.html

Dick Stevens 9/20/97
http://americasroof.com/nv-stevens.shtml

Scott Surgent 8/12/95 (new url reported 3/15/2004)
http://www.surgent.net/highpoints/

DavidWickersham
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November 8th, 2002, 5:50 am #4

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Climbed with my brother. Great trip. Remote. Wild horses, big horn ram, colorful drainages, high country feel and views.
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March 15th, 2004, 11:46 pm #5

Adam Roddy
http://www.adamroddy.com/

1998 Trip Reports
http://americasroof.com/nv-forum98.html

Dick Stevens 9/20/97
http://americasroof.com/nv-stevens.shtml

Scott Surgent 8/12/95 (new url reported 3/15/2004)
http://www.surgent.net/highpoints/

DavidWickersham
http://members.tripod.com/~dlwick/HIPOINT.HTM
Adam Roddy
http://www.adamroddy.com/

1998 Trip Reports
http://americasroof.com/nv-forum98.html

Dick Stevens 9/20/97
http://americasroof.com/nv-stevens.shtml

Scott Surgent 8/12/95 (new url reported 3/15/2004)
http://www.surgent.net/highpoints/

DavidWickersham
http://members.tripod.com/~dlwick/HIPOINT.HTM
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April 28th, 2004, 3:22 pm #6

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http://www.climber.org/TripReports/1992/5.html
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April 28th, 2004, 3:25 pm #7

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Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2004 23:36:47 EDT
From: andyadit@aol.com
Subject: Boundary NV, James tames DE, any press in good press ??

>>From: Hans Haustein
>>I am hiking Mt. Whitney this summer in early July and wanted to pick up
>>Boundary Peak since I will be in the area. The question I have, how
>>far can you drive the approach road without 4-WD.

(Andy)
As Mike, Dinesh, and Greg have mentioned, you should
consider the alternate route to the Queen Mine, then
up a jeep road to near 10,000', then along easy ridge
following horse trails, and then a final grind to the top.

To add some additional info, we had 3 passenger cars at the
Queen mine in about 1996. Unless road has started to wash out,
you should still be able to get there. You can bush camp
right at the mine, but watch for ticks in sagebrush near water.

With 4wd you could drive to 10,000' - a real dream come true

I tried this with wife's Honda, but only got 100-200 or so feet
above the mine until we stopped in a cloud of dust.

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April 28th, 2004, 3:27 pm #8

From: "Rudolph, Stuart E" <Stuart.Rudolph@landsend.com>
Subject: RE: Boundary Peak Nevada

Hans, we made it up the Queen's Canyon road (north side) all the way to the mine in a small rental car. Past that, even 4WD might not be enough. That was only about a 30 min hike to the saddle where you enter the wilderness area and turn west to gain the ridge. I can't speak for the Kings Canyon route, but we liked this one, it had lots of high altitude walking on the ridge and good views of Bristlecone Pine forests. We did it two days after Whitney, and wished we'd had an extra rest day. It is a tough climb. pay attention to the directions when coming down, it is easy to get lost, lots of confusing ridges. Stayed at a very cool B&B with private outdoor hot tubs in Benton Springs, CA (on the border) the night before.

Stuart
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July 25th, 2004, 11:04 pm #9

Post your comments from your visit to Nevada's highest point.
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Trip Report-Boundary Peak, NV 13140'
Highest point in Nevada
7/15/04
7.5 miles RT, 3500' gain from Queen Canyon saddle
3hr 57 min up
3hr 20 min down

My wife and I began a western highpoint assault with Boundary Peak, to be followed by Whitney and Humphries. I had read quite a few trip reports about the approach from the northeast via Queen Canyon. Some recommended it compared to the standard route, others didn't. Since the standard route entailed an additional 900' gain and routefinding through sagebrush, it was a no-brainer for me. We stayed in the wild town of Tonopah, NV the night before at a Ramada Inn complete with slot machines. Odd combination indeed! I figured it would not be a good idea to force my wife to car camp the night before after driving 700 miles. Tonopah is about 75 miles east of the border with CA and we made it to the Queen canyon saddle at 9900' at around 6:20am. The southbound road is easily found 1 mile east of the CA border on US-6, then stay on the good road to some mines. From here, even a low clearance 4WD such as my Hyundai Santa Fe can make it up the switchbacks to the saddle.

The day looked promising with little wind and warm conditions, so we left at 6:40am. Dave Covill put in his report to stay high out of the trees when gaining the northeast ridge, so when the trail looked like it was about to dive into the woods, I cut to the left and went straight up the slope. The trail is now well defined all the way to Trail Canyon saddle, so follow it all the way. Jenni was having problems with gear, etc., so we were moving at a rather pedestrian pace to the saddle, even though it is easy walking on or below the ridge. The trail then loses around 100' or so of elevation and joins the standard route at Trail Canyon saddle. We could see the summit while traversing this ridge, then it disappeared before getting to the wide 10800' saddle. From here, it is about a 1.3 mile, 2300' grunt up a pile of scree, although the trail is much more defined than I had feared.

Jenni does not like hiking through rough scree and boulders, so it took us nearly 2 hours from the saddle to gain the summit. I was pleasantly surprised that the trail went right of the subpeak at around 12K, then contoured below it to intersect with the n.e. ridge to the summit. There are several towers to traverse around on either side of the ridge, but it was no big deal. At 10:37am, I was on top of NV with an awesome view of Montgomery Peak in CA. Jenni joined me a few minutes later and reported that she dropped the walkie-talkie amongst the boulders. We did not find it. The skies were pretty hazy from the fires in Yellowstone and other areas, so the Sierra Nevadas' were a little hard to see. Since this was a Thursday, we saw nobody on the mountain all day. The register had a few recent entries, but not many for a state highpoint. We left after about an hour on the summit, and the weather looked good for a dry return with only a few high clouds.

We took nearly as long to get down to the saddle as it did to ascend, as Jenni likes to take it slow on loose scree. I found 2 bottles of Poweraide somebody left at around 12500', so I guickly gulped down one. I left the other for another lucky hiker. We took a break at the saddle, then headed back across the pleasant ridge to our car, arriving at 3pm. Boundary is a rather unpleasant hike as you are fighting steep scree quite a bit of the time, but I actually am getting used to this stuff, so it didn't bother me. Jenni was thinking of bailing at the saddle, but she hung in there for her 31st state highpoint, #33 for me. On to Whitney!
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August 24th, 2004, 4:51 am #10

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22nd highpoint! Check out my trip report and pictures at:
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