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We originally planned to head up to McClelland Peak in the Virginia Range from the southeast side of Washoe Valley, but ran into a gated private road (not sure about BLM public land access legalities). So we went to the Jumbo Grade trailhead instead, a longer and partly cross-country route. In late April, there was still deep, wet snow in places above 6500 feet. There are multiple antenna installations on the top of McClelland, which overlooks Washoe Valley and Carson City. We took a different route down, through an aspen grove and passing part of the Virginia City siphon that brings water over from the Lake Tahoe basin.