A strange hike on Mount Davidson

Virginia City is interesting as an authentic-looking silver rush mining town and site of the Comstock lode. We breeze through looking for a hike, and find an unusual one.

It’s not too surprising to find an unsafe mine here.

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Or a steep power line road to a ridge with a nice view of the Washoe Valley.

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The 9/11 memorial on the summit of Mount Davidson is pretty unusual.

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But the strangest sight of the day is a lone house burning down below. It seems fortunate the day isn’t too windy. Later a woman at the coffee house in town tells us a dog was rescued from the house and resuscitated.

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We see many piñon pines and junipers, but just one tiny Jeffrey pine.

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A nice guy on an ATV tells us about the Jumbo Grade from Washoe valley to Virginia City, and takes our picture.

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On the descent the town is dominated by two big churches – much different than the strip of saloons, museums, and gaming parlours you see driving through.

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2 thoughts on “A strange hike on Mount Davidson

  1. Wow, I love that picture of you and Ann. Most people take such terrible pictures. That was a lucky shot. I stole it for my screenshot.

  2. I think the photographer knew what he was doing – he tried various tactics to get us to smile until something worked.

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