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Aug 15 2019
rcorfman
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 Guides 1
 Routes 82
 Photos 1,282
 Triplogs 802

59 male
 Joined Oct 17 2008
 Phoenix, AZ
Bristlecone - Glacier TrailElko, NV
Elko, NV
Hiking avatar Aug 15 2019
rcorfman
Hiking2.80 Miles 659 AEG
Hiking2.80 Miles   1 Hour   18 Mns   2.15 mph
659 ft AEG
 
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After the 90 minute Lehman Caves Tour (highly recommended), we drove up to the Bristlecone Pine Trailhead and hiked out to the Bristlecone Pine Grove interpretive trail, then back. The trail is in good shape and the grade was reasonable though the altitude made it a bit tiring. We had beautiful weather and great views of the Great Basin and Wheeler Peak. The Bristlecone Pine Grove interpretive loop was well done though I wished the information signs weren't always in the way of pictures.
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Jul 16 2019
LindaAnn
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 Guides 22
 Routes 359
 Photos 2,325
 Triplogs 950

39 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Bristlecone Pine Trail and Teresa Lake, NV 
Bristlecone Pine Trail and Teresa Lake, NV
 
Hiking avatar Jul 16 2019
LindaAnn
Hiking3.26 Miles 601 AEG
Hiking3.26 Miles   1 Hour   59 Mns   1.73 mph
601 ft AEG      6 Mns Break
 
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Had time for a short hike at Great Basin. We decided on Bristlecone Pine trail to appease the people who were complaining of sore legs. Started from the trailhead at the end of the road, and headed uphill. Lots of snowmelt made for a muddy trail in places, but the kids loved it. This is a popular trail, so no solitude like we'd had for the two days prior. Only a couple of snowy spots directly on the trail, which were not an issue. We turned around at the Bristlecone grove, which was really neat to see. On the way back down, we made a side trip to Teresa Lake to see what that was all about. Pretty lake, full to the brim. Fun little hike, with some nice views as we got higher up.
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Jul 12 2019
Yoder
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 Routes 6
 Photos 909
 Triplogs 67

54 male
 Joined Oct 07 2017
 Chandler, AZ
Bristlecone - Glacier TrailElko, NV
Elko, NV
Hiking avatar Jul 12 2019
Yoder
Hiking5.60 Miles 1,440 AEG
Hiking5.60 Miles   3 Hrs   7 Mns   1.93 mph
1,440 ft AEG      13 Mns Break10 LBS Pack
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1st trip
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Brothers weekend get away. Met three of my brothers at the park and decided to warm up on this trail before going for Wheeler peak.

Started Friday about 5pm. Only saw about 6 people on the entire hike. This is a great short hike where you can see the Bristlecone Pines that are thousands of years old. Continuing onyou will reach the Glacier. Views were great on the whole trail, some snow still on the trail, but not to much. The trees are amazing and the glacier is very cool. if you hike to the end of the glacier hike, you will be at the base of Mount Wheeler. The end of the Wheeler Peak summit trail looks over a cliff down into this valley.

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Aug 11 2018
rally_toad
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 Guides 21
 Routes 4
 Photos 512
 Triplogs 423

29 male
 Joined May 17 2007
 Boulder City, NV
Bristlecone - Glacier TrailElko, NV
Elko, NV
Hiking avatar Aug 11 2018
rally_toad
Hiking2.80 Miles 1,100 AEG
Hiking2.80 Miles
1,100 ft AEG
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Just to the Bristlecone Grove, did not continue to the Glacier. Leisurely pace.
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Aug 15 2017
Jim_H
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 Guides 55
 Routes 46
 Photos 7,718
 Triplogs 1,627

40 male
 Joined Sep 08 2006
 Phoenix, AZ
Bristlecone - Glacier TrailElko, NV
Elko, NV
Hiking avatar Aug 15 2017
Jim_H
Hiking6.00 Miles 1,200 AEG
Hiking6.00 Miles   3 Hrs      2.00 mph
1,200 ft AEG
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1st trip
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Hiked the trail to the glacier moraine field after a loop on the interpretive trail, followed by a the alpine loop to the lakes. Cold rain and storms came over Wheeler right when I was eating lunch, so I turned back, in a light rain. It thinned the herd for a while, so that was nice, and I had the alpine loop to myself until almost the end. Nice wat to spend an afternoon.
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Jul 30 2016
BiFrost
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 Guides 4
 Routes 338
 Photos 6,903
 Triplogs 803

49 male
 Joined Nov 20 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Wheeler PeakElko, NV
Elko, NV
Hiking avatar Jul 30 2016
BiFrost
Hiking14.26 Miles 3,611 AEG
Hiking14.26 Miles   7 Hrs   39 Mns   2.22 mph
3,611 ft AEG   1 Hour   13 Mns Break
 
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Weekend in Great Basin National Park. The goal first day was to hike Wheeler Peak but we got a late start about 930 from the Summit TH. First two miles are easy trail with very nice aspen sections and mixed conifer. Eventually the trail hits the ridgeline which leads straight to the summit but unfortunately the majority of the elevation is in that last 2 miles. And with the late start the clouds started to build and we had to make a decision. About 600 feet and four tenths of a mile from the summit we ended up retreating from the ridgeline because of thunder and lightning.

Once back down the mountain of course things cleared up so we did side trip on Alpine Lakes loop first to Stella Lake and then Teresa Lake. After passing the lakes there is a side trail up to an old glacier which is now a Rock Glacier. There is a small ice field where the glacier used to be but it was still cool to see the glacial forces that created the valley as the trail weaves through piles of debris and moraine.

After that we headed back to camp in Wheeler Peak campground for happy hour with some tasty beverages. We had also decided to give Wheeler Peak another go next day but with a much earlier start.
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Jul 30 2016
slowandsteady
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 Routes 67
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45 female
 Joined Jan 05 2012
 Phoenix,AZ
Wheeler PeakElko, NV
Elko, NV
Hiking avatar Jul 30 2016
slowandsteady
Hiking14.26 Miles 3,611 AEG
Hiking14.26 Miles   7 Hrs   39 Mns   2.22 mph
3,611 ft AEG   1 Hour   13 Mns Break
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We started too late to make it up Wheeler before a little storm rolled in. We went for safety first and headed back down.

We took a tour of the alpine lakes, Stella and Teresa. Then up to the Bristlecone Path and finally over to the Glacier/Rock Glacier.
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Aug 05 2010
rally_toad
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 Photos 512
 Triplogs 423

29 male
 Joined May 17 2007
 Boulder City, NV
Bristlecone - Glacier TrailElko, NV
Elko, NV
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rally_toad
Hiking5.00 Miles 800 AEG
Hiking5.00 Miles
800 ft AEG
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Hiked the alpine lakes loop past Stella and Theresa Lake, then the B-cone trail to the grove. Back the same way.
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Jul 26 2010
rally_toad
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 Guides 21
 Routes 4
 Photos 512
 Triplogs 423

29 male
 Joined May 17 2007
 Boulder City, NV
Bristlecone - Glacier TrailElko, NV
Elko, NV
Hiking avatar Jul 26 2010
rally_toad
Hiking5.00 Miles 800 AEG
Hiking5.00 Miles
800 ft AEG
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Bristlecone-Glacier trail to the the grove, hung out there, lunch at Brown Lake,then looped to the two Alpine Lakes on the way back talking to people all the way.
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Jul 08 2010
rally_toad
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 Guides 21
 Routes 4
 Photos 512
 Triplogs 423

29 male
 Joined May 17 2007
 Boulder City, NV
Bristlecone - Glacier TrailElko, NV
Elko, NV
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rally_toad
Hiking6.00 Miles 1,600 AEG
Hiking6.00 Miles
1,600 ft AEG
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Roving the Bristlecone grove and up to the Glacier, than returned on the Alpine Lakes loop. Beautiful day to be out and about in the park, some sprinkles up at the grove but not too much.
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Jun 17 2010
rally_toad
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 Guides 21
 Routes 4
 Photos 512
 Triplogs 423

29 male
 Joined May 17 2007
 Boulder City, NV
Bristlecone - Glacier TrailElko, NV
Elko, NV
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rally_toad
Hiking2.70 Miles 600 AEG
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600 ft AEG
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Just a quick after work hike to the Bristlecones!! Still cold up there!
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Jun 16 2010
rally_toad
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 Guides 21
 Routes 4
 Photos 512
 Triplogs 423

29 male
 Joined May 17 2007
 Boulder City, NV
Bristlecone - Glacier TrailElko, NV
Elko, NV
Hiking avatar Jun 16 2010
rally_toad
Hiking6.00 Miles 1,600 AEG
Hiking6.00 Miles
1,600 ft AEG
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Hiked to the Glacier today, and saw the Bristlecone grove. On the way down we did a little side hike on the Alpine Lakes loop trail which added a couple miles. Great hike. The cirque and Glacier and Rock moraine off of Wheeler Peak is unlike anything I've ever seen. The Bristlecones are something else as well.
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average hiking speed 2.04 mph

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