Peak 8843 Loop


Summary

Difficulty 3 Intermediate
Length 1.5 miles round trip
Starting
Elevation
8750 feet
Cumulative
Elevation
Change
+400, -400 round trip
Navigation Map
Time Several hours
Season Mid-December through April
Snowmobiles Not permitted [Please report illegal use of snowmobiles in this area.]
USGS Topo 7.5' series, Mount Rose
Start Highway 431, 0.7 mile southwest of Mount Rose Summit. There is a parking area on the southeast side of the road here.


Description

This tour, like the Peak 8843 tour, affords an outstanding 360-degree panoramic view from the summit. The summit is also interesting in its own right because of the rock outcrops that adorn it.

Image of Peak 8843
Peak 8843 from Mount Rose Highway

Image of Peak 8843
Rock outcrop atop Peak 8843

Counterclockwise beginning with looking northeast toward the microwave towers on Slide Mountain the panorama from the summit includes:

While you will often find the climb to the summit well tracked, the descent on this loop tour gets little use and the south-facing slope is wide-open with lots of room to make turns.

Mileage Log
Numbers in parentheses
correspond to mileage points on map

Miles: 0.0 - 0.15
Elevation change: -50 feet

From the trailhead (1) ski southeast for 0.15 mile until you reach the low point (2).

Miles: 0.15 - 0.5
Elevation change: +150 feet

Ascend to the south and then curve to the east for a total of 0.35 mile until you reach the summit of Peak 8843 (3). Approach the summit along the broad west ridge.

Miles: 0.5 - 0.9
Elevation change: -350 feet

Descend southwest for 0.4 mile until you reach level terrain (4).

Miles: 0.9 - 1.5
Elevation change: +250 feet

Climb gradually in a sweeping arc at first to the northwest and then to the north for a total of 0.6 mile until you reach the trailhead (1).

Elevation Profile
Elevation profile
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