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A nice fall-colors hike in Hunter Creek canyon up to the waterfalls. We started from the new Michael D. Thompson Trailhead on Woodchuck Circle in Reno. The Mt. Rose Wilderness Area boundary is less than a half mile from the trailhead.  The trail has been improved in a few places in the lower part of the canyon, but still is rough going over some eroded areas further up.

Statistics:

5.81 mi (2.56 mi uphill, 2.41 mi downhill, 0.78 mi flat)
1200 ft total ascent – 16.1 % uphill grade, 17.6 % downhill grade
3:33:50 total time (2:52:38 moving, 0:41:12 stopped)
0:29:43 pace (2.0 mph average speed, 4.8 mph max speed)
13.2 difficulty, 25.1 effort

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