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Birch

3/27/2008

Access from Reno, NV:
US 395 south
Big Pine Creek Road west 2.4 miles
McMurray Meadows Road south 7 miles
Right onto faint 4WD road to park
Drive Time: 3:50

Birch Mountain:
I hiked/skinned up a drainage heading up the east face of Birch Mountain, then up the southeast face to the summit. I descended finding firm snow that gradually softened to corn. The steepest slope angle I measured was 41 degrees.
Elevation: ~7000’
Distance: 12 miles
Time: 7:30

Birch Mountain


Birch Mountain’s east face


Mount Tinemaha


Split Mountain


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