Wheeler Peak (NV)

17-18 Dec 2003 - by Chris Bielecki

December is a great time to visit Great Basin NP. We saw nobody our entire time in the backcountry. Took 3 days total, backpacking into and camping at Wheeler Pk campground for 2 nights. Summitted solo on day 2, fighting throught the deep dry snow to get to the ridgeline. From there it was cake to the summit. Temps ranged from a low of around 0 F to a high of about 40 F. Really awesome for being December. Dug out the register on top and hung out on the summit for about an hour. Great views of at least 100 miles! Worth the long drive from Oregon.


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