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Tom

4/11/2008

Access from Reno, NV:
US 395 south
Pine Creek Road west
Vanadium Ranch Road south
Second dirt road southwest to end
Drive Time: ~3 h

I hiked about 10 yards to Elderberry Canyon and began skinning up the long canyon. I was able to skin up the headwall to the north ridge of Mount Tom. I dropped my skis and began the long walk to the summit. I finally returned to my skis and descended the headwall and canyon finding firm snow in the headwall and upper canyon and corn snow in the lower canyon. I measured the slope angle in the headwall to be 40 degrees.
Elevation: 7352’
Distance: 10 miles
Time: 8 h

Mount Tom and my route


Looking south from the summit. Basin Mountain and Mount Humphreys are visible.


Looking northeast from the summit. White Mountain Peak and the Owens River Valley are visible.


Looking northwest from the summit


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