Grabbing Gravel off Gabbs Highway

I look for reasons to ride out of Middlegate. Middlegate is the self proclaimed middle of nowhere, in the middle of Nevada, off Highway 50, the Loneliest Road in America. You can't get a more enticing description than that! Jumping off from here I have ridden through the Desatoya Mountains, Shoshone Range, Fairview Peak, and …

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High Roads Project Part 6; Sonoma Peak 9,396′

Looking across to Sonoma Canyon, East Range and Humboldt Range on horizon November 4, 2019 After finding a high road based on a friend's tip how else could I find a high road? I was curious about wildfires this season and after finding a website that monitored wildfire cameras (I was first clued into wildfire …

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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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