Peaks in Nevada
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I hiked Boundary Peak, the highest point in Nevada, back in 1995. Then, starting in 1999, I began the process of visiting the remaining sixteen county highpoints, finishing this task in August, 2006. Since that time, I have hiked a few of the bigger prominent mountains, plus some that are convenient to the Las Vegas area, where my parents live.

Nevada is largely high desert, contained within the Great Basin Desert. The valleys are also elevated so that valleys may be as high as 5,000 feet, hemmed in by peaks topping 11,000 feet. The Basin and Range topography means that Nevada has the most mountain ranges in the country, even more than more famous "mountain" states such as Colorado and Montana.

The journeys into the Nevada outback are fascinating. The towns look like they've not aged beyond the year 1900. They look nothing like glitzy Las Vegas or Reno. Everything in Nevada seems to be a minimum of 80 miles from anything else. I love it. Some day, I'd like to spend a month here.



Boundary Peak

August 12, 1995
State HP

Mount Charleston

November 27, 1999
P5KCOHP

Mount Jefferson

August 9, 2000
P5KCOHP

Mount Davidson

August 9, 2000
P2KCOHP

Snow Valley Peak

August 10, 2000
P1KCOHP

East Peak

August 10, 2000
COHP

Mount Grant

August 7, 2001
P2KCOHP
 

Wheeler Peak

August 10, 2001
P5KCOHP

Bunker Hill

May 15, 2002
P2KCOHP

Diamond Peak

May 16, 2002
P2KCOHP

Desatoya Peak

June 23, 2002
P2KCOHP

Granite Peak

June 23, 2002
P2KCOHP

Star Peak

June 24, 2002
P5KCOHP

Mount Rose

June 25, 2002
P2KCOHP
 

Mount Grafton

June 25, 2005
P2KCOHP

Middle Sister Peak

August 13, 2005
COHP

Ruby Dome

August 13, 2006
P2KCOHP

Potosi Mountain

April 5, 2008
P2K

Arc Dome

July 30, 2008
P5K

Ward Mountain

August 3, 2008
P2K

Gass Peak

April 5, 2009
P2K
 

Mount Wilson

August 3, 2009
P2K

Highland Peak

August 3, 2009
P2K

Frenchman Mountain

January 7, 2011
P1K

Spirit Mountain

January 25, 2014
P2K

Black Mtn (McCullough)

January 26, 2014
P1K

Peavine Mountain

September 27, 2014
P2K

Bird Spring Peak

March 19, 2016
P1K
 

Hayford Peak

May 22, 2016
P5K
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