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Winter break snowshoe on Mt. Rose trail, Nevada

 
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Location: Monrovia, CA

PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:07 pm    Post subject: Winter break snowshoe on Mt. Rose trail, Nevada  Reply with quote

Took family to Reno, Nevada for our annual winter break.  Took advantage of  being driver to drop my son and niece to Mt Rose Ski area, I tried to hike Mt Rose trail on Dec 30 before the New Year (my son asked me to go ski with them, but I felt my knee saying no!).  This year there is lots of snow on the mountain.  It was snowing lightly during Christmas.  All powder!!!

Came out of Reno and the sign on the highway to Mt Rose said "chain requires".  Not on this lightly snow, I pressed on to the ski area.  No Nev highway patrol check points!

Got to parking lot around 10:30 and on the trail around 11am
Parking lot sign of the Mt Rose trail


The restroom is close (for real) due to weather.


it was snowing on and off but not much wind on the south face.  however, it is hard to find the trail so I just randomly followed snowshoe or XC ski trace to get up to the ridge.  Lots of XC skier, I guessed they felt blessed with all powder this year compared to last.

Skier going down



Hiked on snowshoe till 1pm I found a snack spot hiding from the afternoon snow and wind


Me and tired at 9000ft


Back to the parking lot at 3:30 to pick up the kids at the ski resort.  It was cold now and still snowing

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New Year Day same routine, I dropped my son and niece at the Mt Rose ski resort and headed up the Mt. Rose trail

At the ski resort parking lot with Mt Rose summit in the back ground


Snowshoe along the low trail to avoid the pain.  Today it was so nice and sunny. It was so calm on the south face


Looking down Tahoe Meadow, beginner cross-country skiers heaven


Gaining elevation, South Lake Tahoe shot


Carson Valley below


Sign


Got to top of the ridge and it was blowing hard on the north face. In the distance is Tamarack peak.  Lots of XC ski tracks, these guys had a ball!


It was about 12:30pm.  And that my turning back time.  Found a cozy calm place for lunch and viewing lake Tahoe





Some shots
Buffalo in the snows


The trees are protected


Back at the parking lot around 3:30pm before picking the kids at the ski resort

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Location: Orange County

PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice Jim, thanks for the photos, it's been way too long since I was in that area during winter, I used to be stationed just on the otherside of the mountains at Beale AFB near Grass Valley, great country.

Keep the reports coming  Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful! Well done ck.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great pics. That second day looks like the perfect time to be there!
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