Category Archives: Nevada

Tahoe Rim Trail: Mt Rose Summit to Mt Houghton

Mt Houghton is a 10,490-foot high peak less than a mile and a half from Mt Rose and, since 2014, reachable via an established spur trail from the Tahoe Rim Trail (TRT).  I had hiked up Mt Houghton shortly after … Continue reading

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Wildflower hunting: Donner Pass Rd; Steamboat, NV; and the Hunter Lake trailhead

This post describes three brief wildflower explorations in the North Tahoe / Reno area.  I didn’t get out of sight of my car during any of the explorations, but I found interesting wildflowers in each location.  I was experimenting with … Continue reading

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Jumbo Grade Trail

Winding through the Virginia Hills between Washoe Lake and Virginia City is a jeep trail known as Jumbo Grade.  It is named after Jumbo, a mining town that was active for a relatively brief time early in the 20th century … Continue reading

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Hunter Lake Trail

The Hunter Lake Trail – distinct from the Hunter Creek Trail, which is not far away – is in the Eastern Sierra just west of Reno, NV. It is in a strip of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest between two sections … Continue reading

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Upper Thomas Creek Trail

This was a Fall hike in the Eastern Sierras outside Reno, on the lower part of the Rim to Reno Regional Trail System. I had previously hiked the Jones Whites Creek Loop Trail and the Lower Whites Creek Trail, both … Continue reading

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Spooner Summit to Snow Valley Peak and Spooner Lake Loop – Tahoe Rim Trail

This was primarily an out-and-back hike on the Tahoe Rim Trail from Spooner Summit to the top of Snow Valley Peak, up a short spur trail from the TRT.  I extended the hike by going less than ½ mile past … Continue reading

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Chickadee Ridge (Tahoe Rim Trail) and Ophir Creek Trail

This hike started from Tahoe Meadows, near the Mt Rose Summit on NV-431, and included a short section of the Tahoe Rim Trail up to Chickadee Ridge and the upper portion of the Ophir Creek Trail, down to a little … Continue reading

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