From the Black Rock to High Points, 2019 Had Diverse Highlights!

From the Calico Mountains to the Black Rock Range I jumped into 2019 with grand plans of writing a bikepacking guide to the Black Rock High Rock Emigrant Trail National Conservation Area. With this focus I made 11 trips, primarily to Gerlach, to research routes to recommend the best riding experience. By no means did …

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High Roads Project Part 5; FS Road 44017 Climbing to the Toiyabe Crest Trail

August 19, 2019 This road did not make the list of high roads in Nevada. This is not a criticism of “the list”. But this road has been on my radar since I rode the Toiyabe Crest Trail north to south from above Groves Reservoir to the edge of Arc Dome wilderness. I finished this …

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High Roads Project Part 3.1 and 3.2; Mustang Mountain and Mustang Pass, White Mountains

Climbing to the radio tower on Mustang Mtn, looking back to Candalaria Hills July 29, 2019- After visiting Corey Peak I noticed Mustang Mountain (10,160') and Mustang Pass (9,878') were only a “little” further south, and slightly lower on the list of high roads. The two routes were so close together but not linkable on …

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High Roads Project Part 4; Star Peak 9,840’ Humboldt Range

The first rays coming over the Humboldt Range, it's going to be a hot day! August 5, 2019- While I feel fortunate to come across the list of high roads in Nevada by no means is it exhaustive or definitive. Richard Hamilton, a long time adventure buddy of mine said, “You know, there is a …

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High Roads Project Part 2; Corey Peak 10,501′ Wassuk Range

Be a lucky boy on Lucky Boy Pass Looking over the list of highest roads of Nevada I saw White Pine County, Elko County and Mineral County for the highest 6 roads. White Pine and Elko Counties require at least a 4-5 hour drive from Reno but Mineral County is only 3 hours away. Mt …

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Walker River Ramble; Bike Your Park Overnight

Adventure Cycling Association is so many things, but two events I participate in directly are Bike Travel Weekend and Bike Your Park Day. These member led outings occur annually and as soon as one is over I am already planning the next year's. For Bike Travel Weekend I led a small party on the Applegate …

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