View to Pyramid Lake from Painted Hills

View to Pyramid Lake from Painted Hills

M. and I enjoyed a desert hike in the Painted Hills area west of Pyramid Lake. Access road off the Winnemucca Ranch Road north of the Pyramid Highway (NV 445) requires 4WD/high clearance. Wonderful area with colorful rock formations and mining ruins. A bit hot today, though, until the wind picked up.

Statistics:
5.57 mi (2.53 mi uphill, 2.60 mi downhill, 0.39 mi flat)
~1400 ft total ascent – 12.4 % uphill grade, 15.4 % downhill grade
3:58:36 total time (3:32:59 moving, 0:25:37 stopped)
0:38:13 pace (1.6 mph average speed, 3.4 mph max speed)
10.704 difficulty, 16.444 effort

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