Washoe County High Point Trip Report

Mt Rose (10,776 ft)

Date: September 25, 2001
Author: Mike Coltrin

As others have noted, the trailhead is just west of the highest saddle of highway 431 between Reno and Incline Village. There is parking available for a few cars right at and across from the trailhead and a bigger lot at the saddle. Also, there is a built-up parking area (with brick outhouses) two-tenths of a mile farther west.

I did my hike on a cloudy, windy Tuesday morning and saw only five other hikers. The winds on the summit ridge were enough to blow me off my feet on a couple of occasions. A summit register had been left by the 6th grade class of a local school.

I used the brick facilities in the parking area to change clothes at the end of my hike.