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Old 04-30-2011, 07:25 PM   #1
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Nevada Snow Report?

I'm planning on heading through Nevada in week or so, from Denio to Pioche, through Elko and Ely... I was wondering what the conditions off the main HWYs were, specifically areas like Sheep Camp or Ninemile Rd off 140, Midas Rd area and Harrison Pass???

Talked to a guy in Elko today that said they were still getting snow, but nothing sticking, soooo, just hoping some of these roads would be clear. Any other suggestions?

Thanks everybody!
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Old 05-04-2011, 10:56 AM   #2
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We're planning to ride east from Reno to Great Basin Nat'l Park in a couple of weeks. I'm wondering the same thing: how much snow is left on the mountains across Nevada?

Here is the current snow depth map for the Great Basin:

http://www.nohrsc.nws.gov/nsa/index....on=Great_Basin

It looks like all the really stunning parts of the state like Jarbidge and the Ruby Mtns still have a bunch of snow. Worth seeing if you can get there though!
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Old 05-05-2011, 07:25 PM   #3
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I am planning a 5-day ride from Middlegate to Ely and back along Hwy 50. One pass is over 10,000 ft. We are looking at the last half of June.

Did you see my Statewide Motorized Trail System Nevada on GPSXchange.com?

It has both high elevation and low elevation between some towns.
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Old 05-06-2011, 07:16 AM   #4
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we did a 175 mile loop starting in Nixon - Nightingale Mtn / Mine North - lots of double trak - Black Rock Dezert Playa - back South a different way. Looked like a lot of snow up on the mountains when looking north towards Soldier Meadow from Black Rock Playa. Here's a map of route in case anybody cares.

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Old 05-07-2011, 03:19 PM   #5
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any chance of making it through high rock canyon yet ?? thanks.
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Old 05-08-2011, 06:55 PM   #6
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High Rock should open next week. It is closed from Feb. to May for raptor nesting and Bighorn Sheep lambing.
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Old 05-08-2011, 07:43 PM   #7
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High Rock should open next week. It is closed from Feb. to May for raptor nesting and Bighorn Sheep lambing.


thanks for reply. never been there, is snow around this time of year?

think you can ride a 950 adv through there with out to much trouble by yourself??

thanks for any info............
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Old 05-08-2011, 09:16 PM   #8
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Snow shouldn't be a problem, however, I was up there this weekend and today woke up to a dusting of snow! Whatever snow we do get this time of year doesn't last long.

A. Vern and I did it last year about this time and he was on a 950 adventure and had no problem.


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thanks for reply. never been there, is snow around this time of year?

think you can ride a 950 adv through there with out to much trouble by yourself??

thanks for any info............
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Old 05-10-2011, 03:13 PM   #9
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The only worry about the High Rock Canyon will be the runoff in the southern end. As you enter the canyon, this time of year the creek and the road bed are often one in the same. There will be 1 or 2 very deep water crossings along the way.

I've taken my KLR, with a full 2-week touring load through the canyon without problem, so a KTM 950 would not be a problem.
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Old 05-10-2011, 08:36 PM   #10
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Hwy 50 East

I'm RON in Fallon tonight and will be taking 50 east in the morning. I'll post up when I get to Ely with what I see on that route.
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Old 05-11-2011, 09:18 AM   #11
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Just made it to Mesa from Washington yesterday. Should have ridden my sled. Or taken a boat.

Temps didn't get above the high 50's until Payson, AZ. Rain, rain, then snow, then more snow the whole trip. Saw 31 degrees a couple of times (on the bike). Snow depths through OR Cascades were still high off HWY, but in Nevada the problem was mud.

Off HWY 50 east of ELY was the worst snow accumulation I encountered (Sunday night).

Thanks for the input everybody, I need to post these questions more than a few days before departure!

Ride safe cpf3, let me know how the trip goes.



Oh yeah, the Nevada high desert is awesome!!!
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Old 05-11-2011, 11:18 AM   #12
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Great so far. Having lunch in Eureka and hope to get somewhere west of I-15 in Utah tonight.
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Old 05-11-2011, 07:57 PM   #13
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Clear from Fallon, NV, to Milford, UT. I was told that the had snow in Austin last night, but roads were clear. Also told that Ely had rain (again last night), but, again, roads were clear. A bit chilly at times; glad I had my liners in and brougnt heavier gloves. Stunning scenery and little traffic.
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Old 05-11-2011, 07:58 PM   #14
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Did you head off road much? We are going out to Nevada next week. No itinerary. Headed somewhere north of I 80. Wondering about off road conditions. 1200GS and KTM950 looking for dirt/gravel roads.

Anybody have and info?
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Old 05-12-2011, 07:41 AM   #15
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we were just up there...great riding.

check out nightingale canyon...easy but fun, schoolbus canyon, double trak and single trak everywhere out there. we got in a 175 mile all dirt loop that started at the south end of the winn dry wash...lots left to explore. seeing wild horses run next to us at 45 mph was the highlight of the trip for sure.

have fun.
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