Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2004 23:36:47 EDT
Subject: Boundary NV, James tames DE, any press in good press ??
>>From: Hans Haustein
>>I am hiking Mt. Whitney this summer in early July and wanted to pick up
>>Boundary Peak since I will be in the area. The question I have, how
>>far can you drive the approach road without 4-WD.
As Mike, Dinesh, and Greg have mentioned, you should
consider the alternate route to the Queen Mine, then
up a jeep road to near 10,000', then along easy ridge
following horse trails, and then a final grind to the top.
To add some additional info, we had 3 passenger cars at the
Queen mine in about 1996. Unless road has started to wash out,
you should still be able to get there. You can bush camp
right at the mine, but watch for ticks in sagebrush near water.
With 4wd you could drive to 10,000' - a real dream come true
I tried this with wife's Honda, but only got 100-200 or so feet
above the mine until we stopped in a cloud of dust.