Desert Hound Peak, Pahrump Point and Mount Stewart | High Sierra Topix  

Desert Hound Peak, Pahrump Point and Mount Stewart

A forum that'll feed your need for exploring the limitless adventure possibilities found in "other" places. Post trip reports or ask questions about outdoor adventures beyond the Sierra Nevada here.
User avatar

Desert Hound Peak, Pahrump Point and Mount Stewart

Postby Snow Nymph » Tue Feb 12, 2008 12:36 am

Friday, 8 February 2008 (day 1 of 3)
Virgin Springs to Desert Hound Peak

PHOTOS: http://snownymph.smugmug.com/gallery/43 ... #253345916


Rachel e-mailed as I was leaving work, to say she could hike this weekend but wasn't packed. We started hiking a little late, but I also got a good nights sleep. Steve Hall said he left a special message for me on this peak, so it was incentive to get there. We had the option of going to the Desert Hound Mines or going for the summit at our turnaround, so we chose the summit. Then we tried coming back a different way, down a wash with dry falls that added to our hike. But then we got to one that was way too big so we climbed a steep ridge and dropped into Virgin Springs Wash and hiked out in the dark. Great geology and views. I'm going back to see the mines next time.

Wandering thru the desert looking for Desert Hound Peak
Image

Made the summit!
Image

Went back a different way that we thought was shorter
Image

and finally cliffed out
Image

We climbed up a steep slope to get to the next canyon and hiked out in the dark
Image

A fun day in Death Valley!!!!
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free . . . . Jim Morrison


http://snownymph.smugmug.com/



User avatar
Snow Nymph
Founding Member
 
Posts: 2041
Joined: Fri Oct 28, 2005 6:43 pm
Location: Santa Barbara & Mammoth Lakes, CA
Experience: N/A

User avatar

Re: Desert Hound Peak, Pahrump Peak and Mount Stewart

Postby Trekker » Tue Feb 12, 2008 2:27 am

HEY! Who let the girls out???? :unibrow:

Looks like you two had a doggone good time!

I'm glad we didn't have to call out the hounds for you this time!!!!! :D

P.S. Like the orange. VERY visible!!! :nod:
User avatar
Trekker
Topix Regular
 
Posts: 236
Joined: Fri Mar 03, 2006 1:46 pm
Location: San Diego
Experience: N/A

User avatar

Re: Desert Hound Peak, Pahrump Peak and Mount Stewart

Postby Trailtrekker06 » Tue Feb 12, 2008 8:59 pm

Can't wait to see the Stewart pics, as you know have plans to do that in March. Hurry up and post :D
Yeah the orange is very good on you!
User avatar
Trailtrekker06
Topix Regular
 
Posts: 314
Joined: Mon Jul 10, 2006 9:29 am
Location: San Diego
Experience: N/A

User avatar

Re: Desert Hound Peak, Pahrump Peak and Mount Stewart

Postby Snow Nymph » Wed Feb 13, 2008 12:40 am

You won't lose me with the orange! :D

Saturday, 9 Feb 2008 (day 2 of 3)
Pahrump Point dayclimb

PHOTOS: http://snownymph.smugmug.com/gallery/43 ... #253741695


We decided to do an easier peak since yesterday was a long day, and chose Pahrump Point. This is one of those peaks that looks really intimidating and vertical from below, but I knew there was a way up there. Great climb!

desert colors
Image

flowers are blooming
Image

it was steep and looked intimidating
Image

but we made it!
Image

the trip back was easier, we found some sheep trails to follow down
Image

A great day of hiking in the desert!
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free . . . . Jim Morrison


http://snownymph.smugmug.com/
User avatar
Snow Nymph
Founding Member
 
Posts: 2041
Joined: Fri Oct 28, 2005 6:43 pm
Location: Santa Barbara & Mammoth Lakes, CA
Experience: N/A

User avatar

Mount Stewart

Postby Snow Nymph » Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:36 pm

Sunday, 10 Feb 2008 (day 3 of 3)
Mt Stewart dayclimb

PHOTOS: http://snownymph.smugmug.com/gallery/43 ... #254097499


We picked an easy peak for day 3, took a wrong turn but was rewarded with a bighorn sheep sighting. We weren't too far off, and on our way down saw 3 guys climbing up another way. There's a deceiving high point to the north that looks like its higher, but its not. On the way down, stay away from the cliffs! Fun weekend in the desert!


silly girls in the desert
Image


cool rock
Image


a little climbin'
Image


and the reward
Image


on to the summit
Image


we got to spend some time up here this time!
Image


went down some cliffy areas
Image


we weren't the only ones that took the wrong route up
Image


End of an awesome weekend of peakbagging!
Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free . . . . Jim Morrison


http://snownymph.smugmug.com/
User avatar
Snow Nymph
Founding Member
 
Posts: 2041
Joined: Fri Oct 28, 2005 6:43 pm
Location: Santa Barbara & Mammoth Lakes, CA
Experience: N/A


Return to Beyond The Sierra Nevada



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests