From Air Mail Arrow 2014-01-19

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Hike to a concrete arrow on a hill south of the Mogul area of Reno, built as part of a navigation guide system for early U.S. Airmail pilots used in the 1920s and 1930s. The hiking route starts from the open space access point at Damselfly Drive & Riverflow Drive, follows single-track up to the Steamboat Ditch trail, takes the ditch trail to the Hole-in-the-Wall tunnel, then follows the pre-tunnel ditch route and uphill to the arrow. Found through this recent RGJ article.

 

Statistics:
3.58 mi (1.40 mi uphill, 1.40 mi downhill, 0.75 mi flat)
788 ft total ascent (746 ft descent) – 12.8 % uphill grade, 28.3 % downhill grade
1:48:54 total time (1:19:04 moving, 0:29:50 stopped)
0:22:02 pace (2.7 mph average speed, 4.9 mph max speed)
4.5 difficulty, 9.1 effort

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