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 Joined Nov 19 2012
 Reno, Nevada
Price LakeReno, NV
Reno, NV
Hiking avatar Aug 06 2020
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Hiking9.50 Miles 2,628 AEG
Hiking9.50 Miles   8 Hrs      1.19 mph
2,628 ft AEG8 LBS Pack
 
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This hike begins just off the Mt Rose Highway, trailhead elevation is 8,560' & co ords are: N39° 18.116' W119° 55.126'
There are no restrooms, bring your own water.
Look for & stay on Ophir Creek trail signs
The trail has a nice tree canopy that provides shade for the first mile or so & is relatively flat. Somewhere around the 1.5 mile you'll begin a long descent down to Price Lake @7,243'; co ords of Price Lake are: N39° 17.663' W119° 52.610'.
The last .3 mile of the trail parallels a ditch with water running down to Franktown, NV for farmers/ranchers. Once you reach the dam, you'll want to cross over to a nice shaded area near the lakeshore to rest & enjoy some nutrition or to perhaps overnight.
THIS IS THE ONLY TRAIL that enables hikers to see the SCAR from the 1984 slide. It was the 1984 Slide that resulted in the mountain being named SLIDE MOUNTAIN

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Upper Price Lake 51-75% full 51-75% full
Plenty of water for trout. Filter water if you want to drink from the Lake
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average hiking speed 1.19 mph

WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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