Ison Peak & Traction BM

Where: Near Cold Creek, NV
When: April 2009
Partners: DB

Ison Peak

DB and I had a surprisingly good time hiking up the rugged and semi-interesting Ison Peak and Traction Benchmark. Unusually, Ison Peak's summit rock was the top of a small arch! Traversing from there over to the larger Traction BM, we discovered the standard Lilley/MacLeod register on top.

On the descent, we decided to drop into a prominent drainage on the west side of Ison Peak. There, we encountered a few nice dry falls, which we were able to bypass, and even a nice slot section of polished limestone. A fine day out!
On the summit of Traction BM