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Awesome! Be prepared: bring a water filtration pump, extra food, etc. There is a ~11mile stretch without water between overland lake and Favre. We did this in 2.5 days and 2 nights and it was a bit rushed. Bring good hiking buddies

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12 days ago

The better hike is past Lamoille Lake to Liberty Lake. It is one of my all time favorites. I hiked there last week and found tons of wild flowers. Lamoille Lake is emerald green and full due to snow still melting. I disagree re: shade. I think there's plenty! If you like a more remote hike with few people this is it!

Did this hike again today, but this time in its entirety to the crest of the Santa Rosas. The trail is overall clear until you get about 4-5 miles in where it gets lost among cattle trails in a grove of aspens. Having a GPS/this app helped a lot with route finding, but this overgrown/cattle trail area caused some serious delay! The crest has excellent views of both Orovada area and Paradise Valley. It's a bit closer to 12 miles total rather than 10.

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1 month ago

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2 months ago

You will definitely need a high-clearance 4WD vehicle to access this trailhead. From the turnoff, the gravel road turns into a rutted and sometimes steep road to the end. You could camp at the base of the trailhead (we did). There are two primitive campfire rings there. The trail begins steeply through high grass and then continues higher for excellent and breathtaking views! Pictures cannot do it justice. It looks like this trail had some maintenance in the past few years, however, from this year's snowpack there is a ton of growth! Several fallen trees (we cleared some), muddy trails, and very overgrown and unclear trail sections are some issues. You do cross several creeks as well. All this is worth it though, especially for the view over the windy pass 3ish miles in! The wildflowers after spring melt are impressive as well.

Wanted to do the loop between Timbercreek and Baker but at the top of Timbercreek,at the ridge, there is 8-10' of snow. Trail is covered and not discerned. We had to come back down same trail. Snow is still heavy above 9500'.

hiking
2 months ago

Non stop views of an absolutely stunning canyon until you reach liberty pass and have a birds-eye view of liberty lake. This hike shattered my stereotypes of Nevada.

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

You will definitely need a 4WD vehicle to get to this trailhead. You have to cross 3 creeks and the end to the Horse Canyon trailhead is quite rutted. It ends at a little meadow with a primitive campfire ring. Follow the trail to the right where there are wilderness boundary signs to begin the hike. You will have to cross the creek pretty early in the trail, so your boots will get wet especially when the creek is high. It is overgrown in spots and can be easy to get off trail (we did!) so having the GPS map is nice! The "end" (because I think it continues a bit further) is about 3.4ish miles in and has excellent views of the Santa Rosa crest. The snow clinging in the jagged peaks is pretty awesome in the springtime!

hiking
10 months ago

Nice outside of Elko. Hills, trees and streams are great for pictures.

You pass 2 lakes on the way to the saddle before you start to drop down to Liberty Lake. We ran oit of time but only made it to the saddle. We had a perfect view of liberty lake. Liberty Lake has an amazing blue-green tint. We sat at the saddle overlooking the Lake along with other ridges and peaks. Great hike.

on Island Lake Trail

hiking
11 months ago

Nice hike with great views of the canyon.

on Island Lake Trail

hiking
11 months ago

Nice trail to a beautiful little lake. I'd love to see this canyon in spring with the winter thaw. We will be back for sure.

11 months ago

Great workout, not much shade though.