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We headed north from Reno looking for access to Haskell Peak, a foothill of the Bald Mountains on the east side of Hwy 395. Unfortunately, the California wildlife refuge on the east side is closed to humans from February through June for mule deer habitat protection (July will be too hot at this elevation, maybe next Fall), and to north it’s mostly surrounded by private land with No Trespassing signs. So plan B was a hike in Plumas National Forest up to Snow Lake, a pond near Adams Peak south of Frenchman’s Reservoir. Much of the hike was cross country up a steep ridge, then on snow covered forest roads. Not sure what the rock above is doing in the middle of a meadow.

Statistics

5.87 mi (2.39 mi uphill, 2.59 mi downhill, 0.85 mi flat)
1010 ft total ascent  – 16.6 % uphill grade, 151.9 % downhill grade
3:45:12 total time (3:16:17 moving, 0:28:55 stopped)
0:33:23 pace (1.8 mph average speed,)
13.5 difficulty, 22.9 effort

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