LVMC trip to Quinn Canyon Range, NV

Cool 10k' peaks and water!

pics by Harlan W.S. + K.K.
May 12-13, 2012

 

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100k map showing good roads from

rte 375 (starts a few miles east of Rachel)

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The two hikes. DB and CP joined

me for the red hike on the S of the range;

Eric, Kay and Bart joined me the next day

for the purple hike to the range

highpoint.

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DB, CP and I start out NW on Saturday.

We’ll head up the ridge at L.

 

 

 

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2nd water crossing

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Primroses

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Now we’re climbing up the ridge to the 1st

9644’

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Vetch

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Stairstep Mt is ahead of us.

 

 

 

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The range highpoint (10180’, where I

would be tomorrow) is on R.

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Worthington and Meeker to SSE.

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View W to 10076’ peak.

 

 

 

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View WSW from 10076’ peak.

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Stairstep Mt ahead.

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We decided to bail for many good

reasons (including a need to fix a flat

tire!), and came down from the saddle,

through tick-infested tall sage.

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Rose hips.

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The next day, my LVMC fellows joined

m. Kay was fascinated by the water.

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Claret cup en route.

 

 

 

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At L are the mountains I traversed

the previous day.

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Bart comes over the top of the 10180’

range highpoint.

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View S as Kay comes up (on L).

 

 

 

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Eric

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View N; Troy is in background

at R.

 

 

 

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Another view N

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Another view N

 

 

 

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Kay and Bart play in the snow.

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Worthington and Meeker.

 

 

 

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Kay kept asking us to pose.

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Monkeyflowers

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Stream crossing, one of about 8.

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Vetch

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Lupine

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Phlox

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Forget-me-not

 

 

 

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The XTerra! Eric managed to get

us 1 mile past the camps spot, and

probably could have gone mile farther.

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Worthington, from drive out of

Cottonwood Creek Valley.

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Meeker and Leviathan Cave.