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notthedevilNV hp no 2!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 8, 2017
Mrs and I decided to top off Storey County today. Parked at the courthouse and hit the summit at 1130am. Very steep sometimes, but manageable. Lots of smoke all around, but the view of Reno and Washoe valley was neat.
Posted Sep 8, 2017 6:47 pm

boisedocshort excursion  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2017


made a quick trip down from Reno to hike up this. Overall, pretty underwhelming except the view of the Sierra. Spanish ravine was not terribly enjoyable. Virginia City itself is sort of interesting and worth a visit. This peak probably only for dedicated COHPers and P2Kers
Posted Jun 27, 2017 1:06 am

Moogie737And then to Ophir Hill  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 27, 2017


#1 5-27-17 w/ Yadahzoe after bagging East Peak in the morning. What a contrast: all snow on East Peak, zero white stuff on Davidson. We made the mistake of asking local people gathered for a Memorial Day weekend parade where the water towers were and they pointed us to the 3 nearby at the south end of town, near Gold Hill. So we hiked up to them, found a contouring unmaintained road and walked it north until seeing a sandy narrow trail heading straight up to the west. We took it for a few miserable minutes and then simply bushwhacked upward through the sagebrush and a few rocky areas until reaching the summit. The flagpole was there but no flag. Then strolled over to Ophir Hill. The road coming down from there to merge with the Spanish Ravine road is simply horrible: steep, loose, rocky and rutted.
Posted May 30, 2017 2:00 pm

scgrantDavidson  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2016


Hiked up from Virginia City. This was Nv CoHP #12/17.
Posted Dec 5, 2016 10:54 pm

trexkerry5 peak day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 7, 2015
Collected Middle Hill, Ophir Hill, Davidson, Bullion and Butler on a fine November day, some snow on the north facing slopes added to the fun.
Posted Nov 9, 2015 1:28 am

davidsangervia Ophir  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2015


via Ophir Hill. Did not take telephone pole route but stayed right on wider dirt/rock road up to and along the ridge past a subsidiary antenna structure up to main towers and rocks on Ophir. Then down to the saddle following the obvious route to Davidson

On the descent cut cross country down to telephone poles and descended. Saw three wild horses quietly grazing.
Posted Aug 12, 2015 1:17 am

fedakSpanish Ravine  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 15, 2015


With Ophir and Bullion. 8th NV County highpoint.
Beautiful warm day and passed a herd of wild horses on the slopes of Bullion.

Pics and commentary are here.
Posted Feb 16, 2015 12:45 pm

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


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


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


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


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

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


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

rstoltingRe: Mid-night ascent


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

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


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


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


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


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

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