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Pharmacistfrom Virginia City  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 10, 2014

Pharmacist

with the family. Nice weather. some muddy spots on the way down.
Posted Dec 2, 2014 6:08 pm

mtbaxterSecond Time Up  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2014

mtbaxter

Later this day I would see Eric Kassan's completion of Nevada's county prominence HP list on Virginia Peak, so I joined him in the morning to also climb Mt Davidson.

Years ago I did a direct assault from Virginia City via the big V. This time we used the Spanish Ravine/ powerpole route.

Park in the lot near the outhouse with the crescent moon. Above at the right is the road that goes up Spanish ravine. Go past the water tank which will be on your left. Just past the hairpin turn where the road leaves the canyon going left is the start of the road directly under the power poles. Follow this to where the ravine ends in a shallow basin just before the ridge. Here the poles and its road end as well, as the cables now go underground. Keep going up this basin westward to the gentle saddle and the ridge where the road along the ridgeline will take you S then SE to the summit. A very short and easy rock scramble completes the ascent.
Posted Sep 16, 2014 4:13 pm

jpfisterSpanish Ravidne route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 1, 2013

jpfister

Lots of deer and wild horses.
Posted Jan 21, 2014 7:17 am

Jesus MalverdeMain road up/Spanish Ravine down  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2013

Jesus Malverde

Gentle hike with really nice views; an interesting contrast to the "beer-gut tourism" at the trail head. Ophir Hill is worth the hike over too. 7th Nevada county highpoint so far. Party on Wayne!
Posted Aug 31, 2013 7:46 pm

ericnoelDavidson  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2013

ericnoel

Drove the Ophir Grade most of the way and then hiked the last half mile of craptastic road.
Posted Jul 28, 2013 8:27 pm

rstoltingRe: Mid-night ascent

rstolting

That was allot of fun. WHat is the next night ascent we are going to do?
Posted Mar 28, 2013 5:24 pm

sangusMid-night ascent  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 15, 2013

sangus

Great views from the summit. Cold and windy on the summit.
Posted Mar 20, 2013 1:10 pm

rstoltingMount Davidson at Night  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 16, 2013

rstolting

Spur of the moment climb ended up as an nighttime climb to the top. It was pretty amazing to see the lights of Reno, Carson City, Genoa, Minden and Gardnervile, Silver Springs, Stagecoach, and Round Mountain all at the same time.
Posted Mar 20, 2013 11:29 am

Fletchafter Mt Grant  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2011

Fletch

drove up? rental cars are nuts, aren't they?
Posted Dec 28, 2012 3:47 pm

McCannsterNV County HP # 4  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2011

McCannster

Really windy up there, with threatening clouds nearby. Good to be in Nevada!
Posted Aug 19, 2012 11:16 am

tednvwith vcms school again  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2012
hike with vc middle school again
Posted Jul 7, 2012 10:18 pm

JonathanHeywoodSpanish Ravine
Date Climbed: Jan 4, 2012
Took the Spanish Ravine route up to Mount Davidson, Ophir Hill, and Mount Bullion. Excellent views of the Sierra from the top.
Posted Jan 4, 2012 4:00 pm

DundeelEast Slope Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2011

Dundeel

Hiked up with Craig W. and 4 others from behind the mining pit on the south end of town. Came back down the Spanish Gulch. The sound of the tourist steam train was always within earshot.
Posted Sep 13, 2011 9:40 pm

RedwicSecond CoHP Of The Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2011

Redwic

After finishing the "9/11 Mount Grant Memorial Challenge" in Mineral County, my teammate (Mike Collins) met-up with some other participants/friends from Washington (Bob Bolton, Duane Gilliland, Ken Russell, Greg Slayden). We headed north towards Reno, stopping at Virginia City to bag this CoHP together. There was a funny character ("Eric") at the summit trying to put an American flag on the old flagpole. Greg helped. The views from summit were great. We ascended the steep slopes on the SE side, and then descended via roads back to Virginia City on the WNW side.
Posted Sep 13, 2011 12:42 am

hightineraryWhy Not?  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 3, 2006

hightinerary

I happened to be in Reno...
Posted Jul 30, 2011 5:57 pm

Tracyvia Spanish Ravine (at night)  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2010

Tracy

I hiked this one at night under a waxing moon. I summited at 9:45 PM. Weather was breezy and rather cool.
Posted Oct 17, 2010 1:39 am

bigsuitSpanish Loop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 26, 2010

bigsuit

Great loop hike on a nice clear day. We made a point to visit the mine pile-outs and were rewarded with with many beautiful quartz crystals.
Posted May 26, 2010 3:40 pm

mrchad9Plan B  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 18, 2007

mrchad9

We planned to ski at Squaw Valley, but the wind and weather was so bad only the lower mountain was open, other resorts we closed or partially open too. Instead went to Reno for the day and the Patagonia President's Day weekend sale. Afterwards had some time so decided on this. Didn't have a map or good directions at the time. Tried to find Ophir Grade road, but once I got home realized I ended up using Spanish Ravine instead.
Posted May 9, 2010 6:43 am

tednvOnce again  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2009
Home Mountain climbed many times. Road can be tough, just hike straight up mountain to V and then to summit. Hiked with Marney, Sarah, Cherie.
Am starting NV cohp so this will be first
Posted Aug 30, 2009 5:22 pm

Ryan BurdSpanish Ravine  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2008

Ryan Burd

With Dad, below.
Posted Jul 7, 2008 7:09 pm

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