I hiked Boundary Peak, the highest point in Nevada, back in 1995. Starting in 1999, I began the process of hiking 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. 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 never 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

Mount Charleston

November 27, 1999

Mount Jefferson

August 9, 2000

Mount Davidson

August 9, 2000

Snow Valley Peak

August 10, 2000
 

East Peak

August 10, 2000

Mount Grant

August 7, 2001

Wheeler Peak

August 10, 2001

Bunker Hill

May 15, 2002

Diamond Peak

May 16, 2002
 

Desatoya Peak

June 23, 2002

Granite Peak

June 23, 2002

Star Peak

June 24, 2002

Mount Rose

June 25, 2002

Mount Grafton

June 25, 2005
 

Middle Sister Peak

August 13, 2005

Ruby Dome

August 13, 2006

Potosi Mountain

April 5, 2008

Arc Dome

July 30, 2008

Ward Mountain

August 3, 2008
 

Gass Peak

April 5, 2009

Mount Wilson

August 3, 2009

Highland Peak

August 3, 2009

Frenchman Mountain

January 7, 2011

Spirit Mountain

January 25, 2014
 

Black Mtn (McCullough)

January 26, 2014

The County
Highpoints

Between 1995 and 2006, I climbed all seventeen of Nevada's county highpoints (including that of the independent Carson City, which is not part of any county). In truth, the county highpoint task began in earnest in November 1999 when I scaled Charleston Peak. By 2002 I had fourteen peaks done, but it took another four years to finally complete the project, on Ruby Dome in Elko County.

Carson CitySnow Valley Peak
Churchill
Desatoya Peak
Clark
Mount Charleston
Douglas
East Peak
Elko
Ruby Dome
Eureka
Diamond Peak
Esmeralda
Boundary Peak
Humboldt
Granite Peak
Lander
Bunker Hill
Lincoln
Grafton Ridge
Lyon
Middle Sister Ridge
Mineral
Mount Grant
Nye
Mount Jefferson
Pershing
Star Peak
Storey
Mount Davidson
Washoe
Mount Rose
White Pine
Wheeler Peak


County Map

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Nevada County Highpoints
Statistics Summary

All Remaining
Peaks

This is a list of all other peaks that I have climbed in Nevada.

Potosi Mountain
Gass Peak
Arc Dome
Ward Mountain
Mount Wilson
Highland Peak
Frenchman Mountain
Spirit Mountain
Black Mtn (McCullough)

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