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Bullfrog Mountain
Near Beatty, Nevada
April 4, 2012

Distance: 3.3 km (2.1 mi)
Cumulative Elevation Gain: 205 m (673 ft

While Sawtooth Mountain was a bust, the other side of the pass held a sure thing in Bullfrog Mountain. From the pass on our Sawtooth attempt, we drove up a side road that brought us to the east end of Bullfrog. After parking we started hiking up. We contoured around the first high point, but as we discovered on the way back, it was easier to follow the ridgeline. Except for climbing over a barbwire fence, it was a hands-in-your-pocket hike to the summit.

Bullfrog Mountain didn't take long so we had time to visit the ghost town of Rhyolite before driving back to Beatty. As I mentioned in my Sawtooth trip report, Dinah wanted a climb near Beatty. That's because Beatty has the largest candy store in Nevada. We aren't big candy consumers by any means, but this store is worth visiting for its large selection of low-priced candy, nuts and dried fruits.

KML and GPX Tracks

Starting up Bullfrog Mountain (summit is hidden)

After rounding a corner we see the summit

Sawtooth Mountain on the right (mouse over for a close-up)

The crux was crossing this barb wire fence

On the ridgeline

There were few rocks on the ridge

Almost at the summit

Posing on Bullfrog's summit

As minor as this peak is, there's a Sierra Club summit register!

Our visit to the 100-year-old ghost town of Rhyolite included the J.S. Cook Bank, one of a few buildings still standing

General store

The candy store in Beatty (mouse over to view the interior)

Bullfrog Mountain, Beatty (Sawtooth: 1.6 mi, 5984 ft, 1027 ft; Bullfrog: 2.1 mi, 4954 ft, 545 ft)

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