Category Archives: Nevada

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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Van Sickle – Tahoe Rim Trail Connector

I had been looking forward to my first hike of the season on the Tahoe Rim Trail, in particular to hiking the new Van Sickle Tahoe Rim Trail Connector.  This trail goes from Van Sickle Bi-State Park to the Tahoe … Continue reading

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