Badger Mountain, Lincoln County, Nevada
On BLM land, Elevation = 7976 ft. (2431 meters)
Highpoint of the Pahranagat Range
|The map above shows the hiking route to the summit of Badger Mountain from near Badger Spring on the southwest side of the mountain. The map has the UTM grid using NAD27 in Zone 11. A GPS waypoint file with the above points is available: BadgerMtn.gpx
Driving Directions: On highway 93 south of the town of Alamo turn off the highway heading west about 0.2 miles north of milepost 32. This is south of the south end of Upper Pahranagat Lake. Reset your odometer and note the following points along this generally good, graded dirt road.
At 0.6 miles go through a cattle guard
Hiking Route: Head north to a natural saddle just east of point 2176 and then turn east up the slopes. At the top of the ridge near point 014 head north descending across pine-covered terrain. You'll go through a small drainage and up thicker, wooded slopes to point 009. Head east around the end of the big canyon on the west side of Badger and go toward the antenna on the northern summit. The highpoint is south at the end of the ridge. The round-trip distance is about 4.8 miles with a gain of about 1100 feet. It took me two hours to reach the top. 4/13 RLC There is a good report by Dean Molen on summitpost.