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 By Quincy Koetz
Tank Hill Park

Bay Area Nifty Ninety Peaks

I cover a lot of obscure mountains and hikes on this website. Often I hike a mountain because it lands on an equally unknown peakbagging list, such as the Bay Area Nifty Ninety Peaks. Peakbagging is a relentless though highly questionable pursuit of tagging summits in a systematic way. Though heavily ridiculed by “serious climbers”,...

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Pilot Peak

Pilot Peak, Nevada Hike/Climb

After climbing Ibapah Peak, south of West Wendover, I turned my sites North to Pilot Peak, Nevada. This mountain looms over the Great Salt Desert and is impossible to miss if traveling westward from Salt Lake City. Its profile appears nearly conical from a distance and its topographic prominence is impressive at 5,726′. Pilot Peak...

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