W6/SD-183 – Goat Mountain

This summit is very close to my cabin in Landers, and I’ve always wanted to hike it. Generally, I’m pretty worn out from working on the property to do anything like hiking though.

Goat Mountain was mined for gold as early as 1914. There are still places along the trail where you can see the mine shafts. The trail the top of the mountain is well defined, where I can only assume mule teams dragged carts of ore up and down. The hike up is relatively easy, however, it’s very rocky. The summit offers sweeping views of the surrounding desert. At the summit, I called out on 10M, and 2M without success. 20M and 40M was working well. Thanks for all the chasers!


Total distance: 2.25 mi
Max elevation: 3664 ft
Total climbing: 815 ft
Total time: 02:17:08
Download file: Goat_Mountain.GPX

Date:11/09/2020 | Summit:W6/SD-183 (Goat Mountain)

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Trail to the top. I’m assuming this was a bit more clear when there was mining activity.
You can just make out my van.
One of the mine shafts, which a engine of some kind pushed in.
From what I gather, crystal grippers love goat mountain.
Looking down, Landers in the distance.