Archive | July, 2012

No backcountry fires in Great Basin

Great Basin National Park reports as of July 1, 2012 FIRE RESTRICTIONS IN EFFECT Campfires are prohibited in all back-country areas of the park. Back-country campers may still use portable stoves which burn gas, jellied petroleum, and pressurized gas. Campfires will still be permitted only at developed and designated campsites in metal fire rings and […]

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Additional info on the standard 1-2 class route up Ruby Dome

Bob Sumner reports that he just spoke with the Spring Creek Association: “They confirmed that access through their property (standard route for Ruby Dome, Hennen Canyon/Butterfield Creek) is closed and is likely to remain that way for some time. Apparently the fire danger is so extreme they don’t even want hikers & backpackers passing through. […]

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New updates from Bob Sumner on Ruby Dome

Hiking Nevada’s County High Points author, Bob Sumner, reports this about Ruby Dome, in the Ruby Mountains, Elko County, Nevada: 7/9/2012 – The drought is starting to take its toll and we’ve now got an early season peak closure, which is Elko County high point, Ruby Dome. On July 4th there was a fire on […]

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