The Info List - Carson Range

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The Carson Range
Carson Range
is a spur of the Sierra Nevada
in eastern California and western Nevada
that starts at Carson Pass
Carson Pass
and stretches north to the Truckee River
Truckee River
near Verdi, Nevada.


1 Geography 2 Transportation 3 See also 4 References

Geography[edit] The mountain range is about 50 miles (80 km) long and 5-10 miles (8-16 km) wide, with 3/4 of the range lying within the state of Nevada. The Carson Range, along with its parent the Sierra Nevada, together cast a rain shadow over the Greater Reno Area and Carson City. Unlike the main crest of the Sierra Nevada
to the west of Lake Tahoe, the Carson Range
Carson Range
loses its snow much earlier (April), and gains it much later (December). In fact, it receives about half the snowfall as mountains west of the lake. [3] Meltwater from the range feeds into the Truckee River
Truckee River
and West Fork Carson River, as well as Lake Tahoe and Marlette Lake.

Principal Mountains

Freel Peak
Freel Peak
(10,881 ft/3,316 m) Mount Rose (10,776 ft/3,284 m) Jobs Peak
Jobs Peak
(10,633 ft/3,240 m) Slide Mountain (9,698 ft/2,955 m) East Peak (9,593 ft/2,924 m) Snow Valley Peak
Snow Valley Peak
(9,214 ft/2,808 m)


US 50 traverses the western slopes of the Carson Range.

The western slopes of the range form the eastern shoreline of Lake Tahoe, along which US 50 and NV 28 form a partial ring road around Lake Tahoe. Travel between Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe
and Carson City
Carson City
is possible via US 50 over Spooner Summit, or NV 207 over Daggett Pass. Winding through the northern half of the range lies NV 431, connecting Incline Village to Reno over Mount Rose Summit. The Tahoe Rim Trail
Tahoe Rim Trail
traverses this mountain range. See also[edit]

Carson Ranger District


^ "Carson Range". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2012-11-16.  ^ "Carson Range". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-05-03.  ^ http://www.summitpost.org/carson-range/712600

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