Storey County Highpoint Trip Report

Mount Davidson

Date: August 11, 2008
Author: Eric Geissinger

As I pulled into Virginia City, I thought I'd check out the Ophir Grade and see if I could make it up in the rental car. Mind you, this was a Chevy Aveo with hardly any clearance! I had to stop several times to move rocks out of the road but, moving slowly and carefully, I managed to make it to the ridge just 3/4 of a mile from the summit. It took about 3.5 hours for the drive and short hike to the top. I could have hiked it in just 2 judging from previous reports but it was hot and the saved energy allowed me to head over to Snow Valley Peak [Carson City highpoint].