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  • #572929
    Stagger Lee
    242 Posts

    So, my wife informed me earlier this week that I’ll be traveling with her to Reno for a wedding on Saturday, Feb 13 :nononno: Not to stoked about it since it was originally going to be a “ladies only” trip, and I was off the hook, but I might as well try to do some splitting while I’m in the area. I’m looking for suggestions as to where I might find some fun and safe turning, doable in a few hours from Reno. I can only sneak away on Saturday and/or Sunday mornings.

    Yeah, I know, a lot to ask 😳 Searches didn’t come up with much. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated :thumbsup:

    Also, any Reno brewery/dive bar/eatery suggestions are welcome as well. We are staying at the Siena.

    Thanks 🙂

    #625626
    affix snow
    521 Posts

    I know there is some touring on Mt. Rose which is closer to Reno…

    Don’t know much beyond that…

    #625627
    ibisbiking
    44 Posts

    check out this link http://www.thebackcountry.net/guidebook.php
    and then go buy yourself some gear, maybe a map from his shop in Truckee…only about an hour from Reno. Super nice guy that has a great online guide book for the area that you’re looking at. Castle Peak (just out of Truckee) is also generally a pretty safe tour with lots of different aspects to ride.

    #625628
    powderjunkie
    1669 Posts

    I’ll send you a PM.

    #625629
    snobro
    125 Posts

    Mt Rose Hwy has some really easily accessible backcountry and it’s only about 30 minutes from downtown Reno. It is a kind of popular bc spot so it gets pounded from the north shore crews and Reno too. You can still find quality lines though.

    Here are some pics from years past of the area.

    This spot is easily accessible from the top on hwy 431

    The actual Mt Rose with some lines I have been wanting to get for awhile.

    Further down the road you can see a rock face pretty close to the road. There are a bunch of bomber chutes coming out of it.

    More Rose country…closer to Incline Village.

    That’s all that I could really find. The snow has been really good all week and stable too. Hope this helps to stoke out your trip.

    #625630
    Stagger Lee
    242 Posts

    Thanks for all the help :thatrocks:
    @ibisbiking wrote:

    check out this link http://www.thebackcountry.net/guidebook.php

    Very valuable link! I was actually on their website a few days ago but didn’t notice the guidebook 😳

    @affix snow wrote:

    I know there is some touring on Mt. Rose which is closer to Reno…

    Don’t know much beyond that…

    @snobro wrote:

    Mt Rose Hwy has some really easily accessible backcountry and it’s only about 30 minutes from downtown Reno. It is a kind of popular bc spot so it gets pounded from the north shore crews and Reno too. You can still find quality lines though.

    Hope this helps to stoke out your trip.

    I think I’ll go poke around the Mt Rose area :thumbsup: I didn’t realize it is that close :clap:
    Snobro – Your pics have definitely helped to stoke out the trip!

    @powderjunkie wrote:

    I’ll send you a PM.

    You’ve got mail dude 😀

    #625631
    renoenvy
    105 Posts

    Rose is really easy access from Reno. It is popular, but there are a fair amount of nooks and crannies, pm me and I’ll give you better beta regarding quiet spots that should be holding good untracked snow still.

    ‘Course, presidents day weekend season pass black outs tend to make the bc a little more crowded.

    Staying at the Siena, you’ll want to hit the 1st st./west street corridor. Lots of bars, many good ones.

    I like Jungle Vino, next to Java Jungle on 1st near Arlington. Cute bartenders, okay happy hour, though it used to be better. My buddy, Jake, that is in most of my posted photos, has a girlfriend that works there. She should be there later Sat night. Sierra Nevada has a tap house on the opposite side of the building, accessible from Jungle Vino. The tap house faces the river. Imperial is also good. Imperial can only be described as a punk rock sports bar. Not in an annoying “extreme sports” way, just, well, a punk rock sports bar. There are two Seven Tea Houses, though the one on west st is more of a good dive bar with good music usually. At Sierra street is the Old Bridge Pub, I’ve only been a few times, but a decent place.

    Silver Peak Brewery is at the corner of 1st and Sierra. The beer is meh, the food is good. The only great brewery in the area is Great Basin, though that is too far away on the East side of Sparks.

    All these bars are within a block and half of each other and about 3 blocks from you.

    If you’re interested, PM me, I’ll send you my phone number and if I’m not at the Bball game, I’ll meet you for a beer and point you in the right direction.

    Oh, and we’re having a 40% off sale at the Patagonia Outlet this weekend, well started today. Some things are selling for $5.40.

    Hope that helps.

    #625632
    Stagger Lee
    242 Posts

    Thanks for the food and beer tips Renoenvy. That helps a lot now that plans have been modified to include another pair of bodies and luggage tagging along.

    I learned last night that we will now have another couple carpooling with us, requiring us to take our small car (instead of small regular cab truck). Doesn’t look like I have room for gear now :nononno:

    FML this weekend 👿

    #625633
    Unruly Baker
    333 Posts

    @Stagger Lee wrote:

    I learned last night that we will now have another couple carpooling with us, requiring us to take our small car (instead of small regular cab truck). Doesn’t look like I have room for gear now :nononno:

    FML this weekend 👿

    I have you beat, I have to go to a wedding in Boise this weekend. :banghead:

    That and work has been speed-bagging my nuts so bad I haven’t toured in weeks. Got 3 days inbounds during the 7 feet in 7 days storm which was nice, but I need a tour bad. Got some Fuses that need testing….

    Holla when you are back and we’ll try to get out in Wasangelas.

    UB

    #625634
    Stagger Lee
    242 Posts

    Just wanted to thank everyone again for the info and suggestions :clap: I had a blast both in Reno and in the BC :headbang:

    I was able to get out for a few hours with the groom who happens to be a German AT skier who has plenty of extra ski gear. I didn’t get to ride a split but was able to do some rando-skiing. I saw splitters representing all over the place :rock:

    Unruly – I’m glad to hear you’re busy at work; I suppose that’s better than the rumors of layoffs I’ve heard. Just let me know when you can sneak away from the office :thumpsup:

    PS I should soon have some pictures for a tr but there’s no split content, just lame-o skiing :nononno:

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