At 13,147 feet Boundary Peak is the high point of Nevada and something we guide fairly often.
While not hard in a mountaineering sense, it is a hard hike with no defined trail in the upper section, high elevation and lots of talus and rock to negotiate. It requires strength, determination and stamina – not things generally associated with an eleven year old, especially one from the flatlands of Florida. I guided David and his son Will, with help from new guides Heather Shaw and Chris Miller up the peak on May 18 and we all had a great time. David’s knees decided that they had had enough at Trail Canyon Saddle and he stopped in the shade of a tree while the rest of us continued up. Will pushed us all at a fast steady pace and we made great time to the summit. Mom checked in along the way and from the summit. The day was perfect weather with barely a breath of wind and time to loll on the summit and enjoy the vast expansive views far over the countless ranges of Nevada. Will did a fantastic job on the climb and it was a pleasure to be out with a composed and talented young man. We hope to see him and David back for a Whitney climb and wish him all the best in his goal of hitting all of the state high points. He is now 12 of them down and 38 to go.
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