Sierra Canyon snowshoeing hike to Andesite Peak

Duke and I live in an over 55 community in Reno, Nevada called Sierra Canyon. A lot of people in our community love to hike , ski, and snowshoe. Many of the skiers have skied 50 or more days this year. Although I don’t ski I learned to snowshoe and I love it.

Monday was our last snowshoeing hike of the year. We went to the same place that we went on New Year’s Eve last year – Andesite Peak. The snow was a bit slushy but there was still lots of it. The hike starts just across from Boreal Ski Resort (Boreal is now closed for the season) at the summit of Donner Pass off of interstate 80.

Last time there were no rocks to be seen on top but this time we could see the sign at the top. DSC_0378

The wind was blowing at the top but the views are breathtaking.


We had a  lunch this time on an exposed log.


Next Monday we are going to the American River canyon, at least 6000 feet lower elevation.

If you would like to see all of my pictures from the Andesite Peak hike you can see them here.

Author: marionvermazen

I am a traveler, hiker, avid reader, Sun alumnus, computer geek, Spanish and French language student, knitter and genealogist. I am retired after working for almost 30 years in the Computer Industry. I live in Reno, Nevada with my husband Duke.

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