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Upper Whites Creek 8.6 miles RT, 1580’ gain

PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE TO SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4

Upper Whites Creek 8.6 miles RT, 1580’ gain

The relatively low elevation of this trail (it starts at ~6200’) means it should be relatively free of snow for our hike. A possible side trip to Dry Pond would add an extra 1 ¼ miles, and 300 feet of gain. To reach the trailhead, head west on Mt. Rose Highway for 2 miles after exiting I-580, then turn right onto Timberline Drive. After .6 miles, park on Timberline, just opposite the (closed) road leading to the trailhead.  For hikers coming from the Carson area, we could meet to carpool at the 99-cent store parking lot on William, just west of I-580, at 7:45. Here is the Googlemaps url: 

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/99+Cents+Only+Stores,+East+William+Street,+Carson+City,+NV/39.3832536,-119.837951/@39.3817435,-119.8427728,13.75z/data=!4m9!4m8!1m5!1m1!1s0x80990a8708815ddb:0x64d567bdc64b...

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  • Heather G

    Anyone mind if I bring my dog?
    Also, last week when I was here the gate down the dirt road was closed, so we will most likely have to park on Timberline Rd.

    November 25

    • Jeff

      Hi Heather. Dogs are fine (though I prefer ones who don't bark incessantly). Thanks for the input on the gate. I saw the gate on Googlemaps, but couldn't get info on it today because of the holiday. I'll call again Monday; if it will be closed, I'll adjust the mileage accordingly.

      November 25

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