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Caleb Morris reviewed Boundary Peak - Nevada Highpoint
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HikingGreat!

04/09/2021 - Road is drivable and snow free all the way to Queen Mine but snow covered beyond. The hiking route is largely snow free until the last 1000 feet, no crampons or axe necessary, Some spots of deep dry snow to navigate as you near the summit.

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Incredible hike. Filmed the experience in 4k. Can view it here for reference: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoFCcB03vM-nepESoPJ4KvA

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Tried for Wheeler Peak on 2/26 but only made it about 2.7 miles. Trail was mostly there until the Lake/Peak split. After that the trail gets buried by blowing snow before you make it back down. We were post holing with snowshoes up to our waists, so we called it. I did speak with Taos Avalanche folk beforehand. They were super helpful!

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Keegan Greene reviewed Boundary Peak - Nevada Highpoint
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HikingNo shadeOff trailRockyScramble

07/26/20 Lots of ways up, we went up trail canyon to the saddle and on up to the ridge, avoid the trail and use the boulders along the ridge to the peak.

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HikingGreat!RockySnow

the trail was great and once you reach the peak the views are amazing. its worth the hike.

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Hiked on 11/22/20, absolutely stunning views! Recommend starting early! The snow was fresh and fluffy so luckly going up wasn't terrible. It was very windy at the top, we got to see some big horned sheep! Would definitely recommend doing it! Will go again when there's no snow. cheers and happy hiking!

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Jerriann Kalem reviewed Wheeler Peak via Williams Lake Trail
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HikingGreat!RockyScramble

By the end of the hike I was hobbling to the peak. Worth it

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HikingIcySnow

Awesome hike. First half to Williams Lake is really packed down but I’d still recommend spikes. Post-holed pretty much the whole last 2 miles to the summit though, even with snowshoes. If you’re prepared and start early you should be fine.

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HikingGreat!

We did it October 15th 2020 which I know can be getting to the outer edge of the comfortable hiking days of the season for this trail. It had snowed a week or two before but trail was clear. Beautiful day overall and especially at the bottom/start but wow it was windy and cold at the top. We were prepared so it was fine. But it would have been very uncomfortable if not prepared. Views of sheep and mountains, beautiful. Do It

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garrett stephens reviewed Wheeler Peak via Williams Lake Trail
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HikingSnow

hiked it Friday 11/20/20 right before new snow hit. very good hike snow mostly packed down on trail and only deep in the final switchback ascent. don't need snowshoes or skis

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Marcelo Escobedo reviewed Wheeler Peak via Williams Lake Trail
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Sara Stratte reviewed Boundary Peak - Nevada Highpoint
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Hiking

Gorgeous hike. It’s a rather intuitive trail, which makes it perfect for wilderness. Even when you may lose it, it’s easy bushwhacking. Ample water until the trail diverges from the valley up into the gully. Turned back just before the ridge due to extreme low temps. Someone may be able to get up before the end of the year if things warm up again. Resorted to this TH after attempting to get to the Queen Mine TH. As an aside, the road just south of the Queen Mile TH is impossible to get up, Too sandy to get any traction, even in a good 4WD.

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Hiked it on November 5th. Absolutely beautiful, great views in all directions, only a few other hikers on the trail. Lake was fully frozen, looked beautiful. In terms of trail conditions: Snow from the very beginning. Further down it’s pretty packed and as a result slippery at times - micro spikes not needed but recommended. Later on it got pretty deep and mushy - snowshoes not needed but recommended. Gaiters absolutely needed, as you will be knee deep in snow. We mostly did not really follow the trail but went straight up (more or less) the mountain through the snow.

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Aaron Kohlschmidt reviewed Wheeler Peak via Williams Lake Trail
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It was hard we didn’t make it to the top but it was awesome!

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HikingSnow

Great hike and well worth the effort. Part 1 (to Williams Lake) is easy and well packed. Poles are nice but no gear is necessary. Part 2 (to Wheeler Peak) has about a foot of snow as of Nov 3. Most hikers have skipped the switchbacks so a) it's difficult to find the formal trail and b) expect to wade through fresh snow. Snowshoes, Gaters, Poles highly recommended.

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HikingIcyMuddyRockySnow

HP#6 Trailhead is easy to find, but in muddy/snowy conditions, the last 0.3 mile to the trailhead could be challenging if you don't have a awd or 4wd vehicle. I underestimated this hike. First of all, I did not expect it to be snowy from the very start of the hike. it was my first hike in the snow. First 2 miles to the Williams Lake was not too difficult. But, the next 1.2 miles from the Williams Lake/Wheeler peak junction that i did in attempt to reach the peak was unimaginably tough. Trail was covered in snow and wasn't really visible. It was chilling cold and needed both my hands to balance myself, so couldn't really follow the alltrails route (though the alltrails route was not visible at all). So, I followed the footstep trail and reached to a point from where could not go any further. Then started my return journey, spent a few minutes at frozen Williams lake. Overall, it was a good experience. Wheelers Peak- I WILL BE BACK.

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craig bouchie reviewed Boundary Peak - Nevada Highpoint
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HikingRocky

this was such a hard hike. incredibly windy at the top, and the switchbacks seem to never end. the views are great the whole way though

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Tiffany Esquibel reviewed Wheeler Peak via Williams Lake Trail
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