We rode the new C Hill Trail today at lunch, but this time decided to go all the way to the “C” and big American Flag that overlooks Carson City.
The new trail doesn’t go all the way up yet, but it does end near the old access road. From there, it’s just a short steep climb up to the next saddle where you can access the trail that leads to the Flag and C.
The trail up to the C is a steep climb, but pretty smooth. I had to walk up some of it on my single speed, but the guys with granny gears went right up it. It was quite a thrill to get out on the face of the mountain. The face drops off dramatically, giving you a really high up feeling.
It’s still an out and back from here, but at the saddle below the C and flag, the trail is at a good elevation to easily connect it around the south side of the mountain to the Longview Trail. I wouldn’t be surprised to see this happen soon!
As I was typing up this post, I read that a mountain lion was seen in this area recently, and even appeared to be stalking a jogger. This is after one was killed over the weekend in Lakeview! Be careful out there!