By Dan Montero
We’ve been going back and forth between Reno and my family’s place outside of Winnemucca a lot lately, and so I-80 to Winnemucca, an already well-traveled route in the stories of our lives, has become even more worn.
But we still like to break it up when we can, and so, getting a fairly early start from Reno a couple of week’s ago we looked about for new explorations along the way and sort of by happenstance decided to try the Trinity Peak area of the Trinity Range, west of Lovelock.
We have explored in the southern part of the range a bit on these road trip breaks, around Ragged Top, a cool little desert peak, but this was
our first time going into the heart of the mountains and we weren’t really sure how far we’d make it, but the road, while narrow and somewhat rocky, didn’t present too many challenges for our Subaru Forester. The were some splits, but we just kept heading toward the mountain and then we were in then, climbing up a saddle under the shadow of a tremendous cliff face. We kept expecting the road to get worse, but it stayed fine, probably due to the communications (and other, who knows) towers on the summit. So we were able to drive all the way up, stopping a couple of times to explore among the rock towers and golden lit canyon.
We didn’t have the time for a hike, but I really want to give this area a good hike some winter afternoon, especially intriguing is climbing up along the ridge to the northwest of the main peak with its giant cliffs. But either way, it is no wonder it has been chosen for communications towers because their were grand views in every direction.
Soon enough, time to head down and rejoin the flow of humanity, but with the warmth of a Trinity afternoon to carry us along the miles.
This blog is dedicated to stories and ideas from our explorations. We hope you enjoy!
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