Hey guys. I want to plan another Reno area wheeling trip before winter hits. Everyone is invited, but 4WD is needed for these trails. If you have been to Hollister Hills, the difficulty level of these trails is slightly higher than the blue trails that we did there. There will be optional sections/lines (especially on Saturday's run) for anyone looking for a challenge. Hopefully weather won't foil our plans.
: Prozac Canyon and Schoolbus Canyon. We will meet at 9:00am at the Burger King at 9700 Pyramid Way in Sparks (some web sites or GPS programs may have the city listed as Spanish Springs), nearest cross street Eagle Canyon/La Posada. Be aware that these trails start about 1 hour outside of Reno. In my opinion, the terrain and scenery make them worth the drive. We will be running Prozac uphill and Schoolbus downhill. Prozac has some rocky sections and a few rock ledges. A stock vehicle can get over all except one ledge with a spotter. The hardest ledge (not stock doable) has a bypass. Schoolbus is basically a dry (hopefully!) creek bed with varied terrain.
PICS Eldorado Canyon and Schoolbus/Prozac Canyons 9/1 & 9/2/12
Reno Area Trails 3/23-3/25 (Pic Heavy)
Schoolbus Canyon 9/4/11
: Lagomarsino Petroglyphs. We will meet at the 7-11 on highway 341 (the address is 1445 Geiger Grade Rd in Reno) at 9:00am. Much of the trail is extremely rocky. The rocks are small but they are numerous. Good tires and stock skids are recommended, but you shouldn't need heavy armor. I will also try to find some interesting side trails to take on the way to the Petroglyphs.
Lagomarsino Petroglyphs near Reno, NV 4/28/12
The trail plan isn't absolutely set in stone, and I reserve the right to change it at anytime based on weather or other factors. The difficulty level of any alternative trails will be similar to the trails listed above.
BCBrian and I might be running a portion of Hunter Lake Trail on Friday 11/9 in the afternoon. If anyone is interested in joining us, please let me know.
Post up if you have any questions or if you are interested in tagging along. These trails are all awesome, and this will be a fun weekend!
1. JeniorNV - both days (+2 Sat only)
2. BCBrian - both days
3. crewmaxxis - both days
4. 05Fronty4x - probable (Sat only)
Travel info for Donner Pass:
The Caltrans mobile site for checking road conditions is http://www.dot.ca.gov/cgi-bin/roadscell.cgi
The phone number is 1-800-427-7623
If there are chain controls in effect, you guys will be exempt. 99.99999% of the time, they do NOT require chains on 4WD vehicles with "snow tires." (All of you guys have tires that qualify as "snow tires," it just needs the "M+S" on the sidewall.)
If you want to see conditions before you leave, Caltrans has web cams up at http://video.dot.ca.gov/
. The most relevant cameras for you guys will be Donner Summit, Kingvale, Truckee, Whitmore Grade and Soda Springs.
Keep in mind that the weather forecast (and the alert) is just a GUESS. It's possible for things to be significantly worse (or significantly better) than forecasted. And the weather around here can change VERY quickly. Check the weather and the road conditions right before you leave, and periodically as you make your way toward the pass.
If anybody runs into any trouble on the way, please call me. Hopefully Brian and I aren't out of cell phone range for too long on Friday night...