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16 Mar 2014 03:16 pm    Category: Truckee Meadows    

Steamboat Ditch West

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Early spring hike on the western part of the Steamboat Ditch trail from Mogul.

Statistics:
3.15 mi (1.25 mi uphill, 1.22 mi downhill, 0.67 mi flat)
300 ft total ascent  – 10.2 % uphill grade, 15.2 % downhill grade
2:22:43 total time (1:08:38 moving, 1:14:05 stopped)
0:21:46 pace (2.8 mph average speed, 4.2 mph max speed)
3.2 difficulty, 6.8 effort

 

19 Jan 2014 10:22 pm    Category: Truckee Meadows    

Airmail Arrow

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

27 Nov 2013 08:20 pm    Category: Truckee Meadows    

Hoge North Loop

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Hike from the Hoge Road Trailhead on Peavine Peak. There are many possible loop routes in this area.  This route mostly follows single-track bike trails, starting on the Halo Trail, then to the Snowboard Bench, heading west and looping north on trail 21102 to “The Trees”. Return via the main dirt road and more single-track.

Statistics:
6.20 mi (2.60 mi uphill, 2.68 mi downhill, 0.92 mi flat)
920 ft total ascent – 12.7 % uphill grade, 48.8 % downhill grade
2:20:59 total time (2:13:22 moving, 0:07:37 stopped)
0:21:29 pace (2.8 mph average speed, 5.7 mph max speed)
8.3 difficulty, 17.6 effort

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