A New Year’s Eve geocaching expedition on the southern flank of Peavine Peak from Northwest Reno. All the new development in this area makes it difficult to find the access points to open space–and the City of Reno doesn’t seem to have any maps or directions on line. We parked at a ATV “staging area” off of Avenida de Landa, then crossed over on a road/trail behind some new houses to the drainage with the caches.

This area is at the eastern edge of the August 2006 Verdi fire and still smells of burnt wood. Fortunately, the majority of the pine trees near the geocaches survived the fire.

Photo Album

Track and Profile (the topo map and aerial photo do not show recent development)

Sound of Music

Fetch A Sketch

Alternative access is at the end of Sandestin Drive (as of 12/2006), but there is only room for about one car except in front of houses.