Ride Report: Garson Rd.

This is a climbers route. I always attempt this ride in early spring to beat the heat but get turned back by snow on this north facing shoulder of the Carson Range. This is one of the rides I consider right out my back door. A forest service sign at the base of the climb indicates the road is 26 miles long with a dead end. Mapping shows NF-100 becoming Iceland Road along Bronco Creek near the Nevada-California border. If Iceland Rd. is passable this could be a great route to Glenshire and Truckee, CA.

Today’s ride was spectacular when we came across two groups of deer numbering in the 20’s and 30’s. With the cooler temperatures, wind and heavy skies we did not see much other wildlife. The hillsides were noticeably green for Nevada. Our mild temperatures and limited snowfall this season left the road dry until we came across patches of snow above 7000′. The road continues above 8500′ so it is safe assume we could not climb much more today. I am looking forward to riding this route to the state line as well as connecting to Hunter Lake splitting the Mt. Rose Wilderness in the coming months.

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