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Ruby Mountains and East Humboldt Winderness Map - Nevada
The East Humboldt Wilderness, comprising 36,000 acres, sits astride the East Humboldt mountain range, a high ridgeline of mountains running south from Wells, NV. The area was designated as wilderness in 1989 with the passage of the Nevada Wilderness Protection Act. Towering 5,000 feet above the sagebrush flats of eastern Nevada, the mountains are desert islands alive with alpine scenery, lake basins, streams, wildflowers, meadows, stands of aspen and conifer, and abundant wildlife. The highest point is Hole-in-the-Mountain Peak at 11,306 ft. which forms a large opening on the skyline. This is a setting of heavily glaciated peaks, cliffs, talus slopes and U-shaped canyons with groves of limber pines and aspens and high meadows carpeted with wildflowers. The region's wetter-than-Nevada-average climate, which produces much of the water, also offers summer storms of several days duration, so be prepared to get wet. nsi-RubyEastHumboldt