Slide Mountain is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.928m (9,606ft) above the sea level, located in Washoe County, Nevada, in USA. The mountain is well known for its rock slides. It’s one of the highest roads of Nevada.
The road to the summit, located in the Carson Range, is rocky and gravel. It’s a chairlift access trail. The slope is very steep, consists of loose stones and becomes even steeper and rocky in the upper part. This trail can be done only a very narrow time-frame in the summer (end of August). Many communications are located on the summit, providing television, radio, emergency responder and amateur communications service. The wind is usually quite strong at mountain areas. High winds blow here all year long. Even in summer you can confront with snowy days. Temperatures here in the winter are brutally cold. The road to the summit is a ski-station service road pretty steep, with some sections up to 30%. From the summit, there are outstanding views towards Lake Tahoe to the west, the Virginia Range to the east, Mount Rose and the Carson Range to the north, and the Northern Sierras to the south.
Pic: Richard Flock