Ascent of Cross Peak on 2012-05-19

Climber: John E Sarna

Others in Party:sons John and Geoffrey and step-daughter Julia
Date:Saturday, May 19, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Cross Peak
    Elevation:1671 m / 5483 ft

Ascent Trip Report

We climbed this peak for exercise while staying in Reno to see the Solar Eclipse. shows the route. AxelD says of it: "Cross Peak is a rock-outcrop hill next to the Caughlin Ranch neighborhood in west Reno, Nevada. On its top you'll stand or sit next to the eponymous cross, a two-dimensional tree sculpture and a metal box with a sign saying “Reflection On Cross Peak.” Inside this box you'll find a notebook filled with reflections—and you are invited to enter your own. The cross and the bookbox is a memorial to a Reno family <1>: be respectful!" ( These accoutrements were certainly an interesting find to me and the kids.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:122 m / 400 ft
    Elevation Loss:122 m / 400 ft
    Distance:3.2 km / 2 mi
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:122 m / 400 ft
    Distance:1.6 km / 1 mi
    Route:trail from the north then up the rocks
    Trailhead:housing development across Caughlin Pkwy  1549 m / 5083 ft
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:122 m / 400 ft
    Distance:1.6 km / 1 mi
    Route:down the rocks to trail to car
    Trailhead:housing development across Caughlin Pkwy  1549 m / 5083 ft

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