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Manzano Mountain

Manzano Peak Winter Hike, New Mexico

On my second day of my New Mexico trip I climbed Manzano Peak. This range looms over the Rio Grande valley much like the nearby Sandias but is rarely visited. Manzano Peak rises to 10,098′ and has 3,238′ of topographic prominence. It is the 14th most topographically prominent mountain in New Mexico. So it’s a...

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Virginia Peak, Nevada

Virginia Peak Hike, Nevada

After bagging several Nevada county high points including Mt Davidson, Rose Peak and Granite Peak, I turned my sights to Virginia Peak. This summit is near Pyramid Lake and is the most topographically prominent peak in Washoe County. Honestly, its not much of a hike given an access road leads to the summit. However, that...

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