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Thomas Creek TrailElko, NV
Elko, NV
Hiking avatar Jul 13 2020
Oregon_Hiker
Hiking4.80 Miles 1,300 AEG
Hiking4.80 Miles   5 Hrs   13 Mns   0.92 mph
1,300 ft AEG
 
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I arrived at the Thomas Creek Camp Ground in Lamoille Canyon around noon the day before and was able to get a nice "Walk In" or "First-come, First-serve" campsite within about 30 ft of the creek. This is a well maintained campground with the campsites nestled in pockets of Aspen trees and bushes to provide privacy. The outhouses were exceptionally clean. One of the 2 CG hosts told me they were cleaning them 4 times a day due to Covid 19 virus concerns. Over half of the campsites are reservation only and can be reserved on-line. A large beaver pond on Thomas Creek was located a short walk (75 yds) through a path in the bushes behind my camp.

This would be my first hike of several planned in the Ruby Mtns over the next few days. It was a good starter hike with a modest distance and elevation gain for a day hike. The trailhead is conveniently located at the back of the campground loop. Glacier carved granite canyon walls, water falls, beaver ponds and aspen groves made for a picturesque hike. I took my time enjoying the views and taking lots of photos.
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