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We started this hike from the new Jones Creek Trailhead parking lot at Galena Creek Regional Park (Washoe County). There are two new connector trails to the Jones Creek – Whites Creek Loop trail, the total distance is about the same as from the old parking near the picnic area. Going to Church Pond would have added about one mile. It was a crisp winter day, nice in the sun on the way up the Jones Creek side but a  bit cold on the way down Whites Creek, which was partially frozen making two of the three crossings difficult.

9.29 mi (3.75 mi uphill, 4.50 mi downhill, 1.01 mi flat)
2150 ft total ascent – 15.2 %  uphill grade, 47.3 %  downhill grade 
4:14:11 total time (3:46:49 moving, 0:27:22 stopped)
0:24:22 pace (2.5 mph average speed, 25.9 mph max speed)
18.7 difficulty, 38.0 effort