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Wheeler Peak

Wheeler Peak 

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Elevation: 13'
Lat, Long: 39.0133, -114.1228 Map Incorrect?
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Administrator: Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: Blitzo on Jun 4, 2007
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April 2012 trip report


Located in Great Basin National Park, Wheeler Peak is Nevada's second highest peak and the high point of Great Basin National Park.
There is an easy, trail to the summit, which passes through aspen and ancient bristlecone forests.
Wheeler's steep East Face has some existing climbs.
Great Basin National Park is Nevada's only National Park and is still fairly primitive. Other climbing exists in the park, but I have no information at this time.
While visiting Great Basin National Park, Lehman Caves is well worth a visit.

Getting There 

Great Basin National Park is located in eastern Nevada, close to the Utah border. It is about 60 miles southeast of Ely, NV.
From US Highway 6/50, take 487, five miles south to Baker. From the dinky town of Baker, take 488, east for six miles to the park entrance.

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Some of these shields.  Photo credit: Jaclyn Paik.
Some of these shields. Photo credit: Jaclyn Paik.
Wheeler Peak. The trail goes up the right shoulder. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Wheeler Peak. The trail goes up the right shoulder...
Wheeler Peak. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Wheeler Peak.
Photo by Blitzo.
Wheeler Peak.
Wheeler Peak.
Wheeler Peak, Great Basin NP
Wheeler Peak, Great Basin NP
Great Basin's Lehman Caves are home to interesting, uncommon shield formations and provide a good rest day diversion.  Cave tours are 60 & 90 minutes.  Photo credit: Jaclyn Paik, 10.
Great Basin's Lehman Caves are home to interesting...
May 2011 trip report: <a href='http://rjohnasay.blogspot.com/2011/07/skiing-wheeler-peak-jeff-davis.html' target='_blank' rel='nofollow' >rjohnasay.blogspot.com/2011/07/skiing-wheeler-peak-jeff-davi>>></a>
May 2011 trip report: rjohnasay.blogspot.co...
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By Andrew Gram
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Dec 30, 2008

The skiing on Wheeler Peak and Jeff Davis in late spring is fantastic. Everything from easy fairly low angle corn to steep chutes.

By Jon O'Brien
From: Nevada
Jan 28, 2013

what is the typical ideal window? what do you mean by "late spring"?