Yearly Archive2014

Truckee Meadows 11 Nov 2014 07:24 pm

Peavine: Kings Row to Bacon Strip

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Veteran’s day hike on Peavine Mountain mostly on single-track trails from the Kings Row Trailhead to the upper end of the newly-reconstructed Bacon Strip Trail, via the Halo Trail and Crispy Bacon Trail.  Encountered three sets of shooters upon returning back down the same route.


8.45 mi (3.81 mi uphill, 3.81 mi downhill, 0.80 mi flat)
1100 ft total ascent  
3:37:02 total time (3:19:50 moving, 0:17:12 stopped)
0:23:37 pace (2.5 mph average speed)
9.8 difficulty, 19.q effort


Truckee Meadows 26 Oct 2014 07:15 pm

West Keystone Loop

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Loop hike on Peavine Peak from the West Keystone Trailhead. Walked to the Kings Row Trailhead then via the Halo Trail, Crispy Bacon Trail, Bacon Strip Trail, Halo Trail again, then shortcut return down the 4wd road past the Reno “R” mountain monogram. Great single-track trails by the Poedunk trails stewardship group.

8.33 mi (3.94 mi uphill, 3.24 mi downhill, 1.11 mi flat)
950 ft total ascent – 13.0 % uphill grade, 75.9 % downhill grade
3:29:55 total time (3:11:05 moving, 0:18:50 stopped)
0:22:55 pace (2.6 mph average speed, 3.9 mph max speed)
11.8 difficulty, 25.2 effort

Hiking 19 Oct 2014 08:40 pm

Galena Creek

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Hike in the Galena Creek basin from the Mt. Rose Highway. Lots of aspens just past prime fall colors, but definitely on the calendar for next fall.  We got off on a section of the old Mt. Rose Highway, backtracked to the highline road which crosses a tributary of the creek, then finally found a single-track trail crossing to the north of Galena Creek on the return–it looked like it extends west toward the the Mt. Rose and TRT trails.


5.33 mi (2.35 mi uphill, 2.20 mi downhill, 0.73 mi flat)
950 ft total ascent – 15.5 % uphill grade, 64.0 % downhill grade
3:16:07 total time (2:44:44 moving, 0:31:23 stopped)
0:30:52 pace (1.9 mph average speed)
11.6 difficulty, 21.8 effort

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