Dogskin Mountain, despite not having the best name in my view, is a fantastic Reno area high desert hike accessed from near the end of the Winnemucca Ranch Road. Winnemucca Ranch Valley lies directly east of the little granite-topped peak and beyond the Virginia Mountains. On the day pictured here Coco and I climbed via McKissick Canyon, just beyond the ranch headquarters. You follow a road up and then a short cross country to the peak. On the way down just followed the ridge line.
We've mostly played out here in the winter. But one word of caution, in the lower canyon we once came across a bobcat trap set nearby the road. So be careful if you’re with furry friends!
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