Need help finding maps of Steam Shovel trail -Fallon NV area

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Need help finding maps of Steam Shovel trail -Fallon NV area

Postby russtman » Fri May 17, 2013 8:48 am

Hey guys BRUTE FORCE sent me to ask about a trail outside of Fallon NV-- called the STEAM SHOVEL trail in dixie valley off of HWY 121 , just past Sand Mountain riding area by a few miles. I have ridden it before about 5 years ago , but have since lost all of my maps. Can any of you send me a link that shows a route ? or give any info for GPS coordinates?? My email is russtman@yahoo.com.

We would drive in off of HWY 50 north, on HWY 121 - - about 30 miles and stage at an old abandoned ranch house, just before the geo thermal plant out there, then go up through a really fun and narrow canyon to a water fall we would have to winch up, then on up to the mines for exploration then up and over the mountain range , then down to the old steam shovel then back out onto the old dirt road part of HWY 121 to an old abandoned 2 room building, then back north to the old ranch house where we staged. I remember it being about an 80 mile ride.

Thanks for any help you can provide.

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Re: Need help finding maps of Steam Shovel trail -Fallon NV

Postby BruteForce » Fri May 17, 2013 2:18 pm

http://www.forgottennevada.org/sites/steam.html

I don't have anything for that area in my Mapsource libraries, but I'm still looking.
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Re: Need help finding maps of Steam Shovel trail -Fallon NV

Postby Mr. Green » Sun May 19, 2013 9:09 am

i know theres at least 2 guys that ride around there. They dont post look at the web site a lot so may take a few days for them to see it.
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Re: Need help finding maps of Steam Shovel trail -Fallon NV

Postby Kendo » Mon May 20, 2013 9:01 am

Found this little excerpt on another site. I plugged those coordinates into Google Earth and found the ranch house. Found what looks to be the beginning of the trail as well. Goes a ways up into the hills and then branches off into multiple trails, typical of those Nevada mining roads.

Steam Shovel trail - Take Hwy 50 past Sand Mountain, turn north on Hwy 121. Go north for approximately 30 miles. There's an old abandoned ranch house on the right hand side, kind of yellow colored. The trailhead for the Steam Shovel trail is up on the left at the entrance of the canyon. The approximate GPS coordinates are 39 53.1817 N 118 00.0727 W. This trail is very technical ride, very narrow, very rocky, very rutted and steep in spots.
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Re: Need help finding maps of Steam Shovel trail -Fallon NV

Postby Kendo » Mon May 20, 2013 9:51 am

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Re: Need help finding maps of Steam Shovel trail -Fallon NV

Postby russtman » Mon May 20, 2013 10:12 am

Thank you ... every little bit of info helps.
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Re: Need help finding maps of Steam Shovel trail -Fallon NV

Postby hellcat650 » Fri May 24, 2013 8:01 am

Hey Russtman,

Try this web site. I have ridden with these guys and they now nevada like the back of their hand.

http://intrepidexplorers.org/index.htm
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Re: Need help finding maps of Steam Shovel trail -Fallon NV

Postby russtman » Fri May 24, 2013 9:01 am

Thank you -- I greatly appreciate it.
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