Bob Sumner has been hiking throughout the Western United States for more than 30 years, and has climbed over 1600 mountains, including over 400 in Nevada. He has written hiking articles for numerous Sierra Club publications, and has served as editor for The Desert Sage and The Sierra Echo newsletters.
Bob holds a B.S. in Business Administration from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and has worked in the computer industry for over 25 years. He currently lives in Hawthorne, Nevada, and on any given weekend can be found exploring the remotest regions of the Silver State. He is also an avid amateur poker player and Nascar fan.
Bob's favorite hiking areas in Nevada are Great Basin National Park, the Carson Range (Sierra Nevada), and the Toiyabe Range.
His mountain adventures include over 200 ascents in the High Sierra, where he enjoys marathon and ultra-marathon dayhikes throughout the summer. Bob has also climbed most of the Oregon Cascades, and has done the peaks for the Mazamas Guardian Award.
Some of his favorite ultra-dayhikes include the Loowit Trail around Mount St. Helens (33 miles), the Three Sisters Round-The-Mountains loop in Central Oregon (43 miles), the Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim in Arizona (44 miles), and the Ruby Crest Trail in northeastern Nevada (44 miles). Bob has also done the Toiyabe Crest Trail in central Nevada and was the 9th person to finish the Tahoe Rim Trail.
More of Bob's interesting adventures include the Highland Ridge Route in Great Basin National Park, a marathon hike around Crater Lake's rim in Oregon, and the Gabrielino and Silver Moccasin Trails in Southern California.
Bob's peak list completions include:
Nevada's County High Points (17 peaks)
Death Valley National Park List (107 peaks)
Death Valley 1000' Prominence List (51 peaks)
Tahoe Ogul List (63 peaks)
Desert Peaks List (99 peaks)
Hundred Peaks List (270 peaks)
His blog can be viewed at www.nevadahighpoints.com