Dave and I met up at the Range Land Road trailhead to Moon Rocks on Saturday the 19th to explore the area and ride some single track. We started off by doing a few laps on a turn track with wide, sweeping turns and moderately whooped-out straightaways. It didn’t take long to work up a sweat, even with temps in the 45-50 degree range. I had mapped out a general route that visited trails on Warm Springs Mountain, Dogskin Mountains and Prospect Hill, and we started off going up a hard-pack hill climb. That climb was pretty easy, but for the descent we spied some tight single track and went down it. From there we rode other connected single track climbs to peaks further west.
Here is a pic of Dave at the bottom of one of the single track climbs:
After a quick break for lunch we crossed over Prospect Hill Road and climbed hill 5459 on the south side of Dogskin Mountain. This was wide, but sandy and steep and was a power climb. I don’t think a 125 could make it, ha. Here is a pic going back down, about halfway to the bottom.
We passed through the actual ‘Moon Rocks’ portion of the OHV area on our way back to the trailhead. That is the spot that is very popular with the rock crawler 4×4 crowd. We didn’t stop to check it out, but this would be a good place to test your hard enduro skills. Dave then had to take off, and I went back to explore some other turn tracks. A pro desert rider was riding in the same area and his speed was mind-blowing. Here is a shot of our basic route, not showing our path for the hill climbs or turn tracks. This is a fun area that you can easily ride your dual sport to from anywhere in Reno. I’ll be back here soon.