You can do this hike without a shuttle, but many I’ve dropped at either Harrison Pass or the turnaround at Thomas Canyon Road’s End, later told me they’d met folks who were hiking both ways: from their car, over 5 passes to Overland Lake, and then back to the car. Those folks said they weren’t looking forward AT ALL to the grueling hike back to the car (5 passes again)! The shuttle makes it a better trip.
I will shuttle you from Road’s End in Thomas Canyon to Harrison Pass. I recommend Harrison because it’s safe and convenient to leave your car at Road’s End at the top of Lamoille Canyon. Camp the night before in the campground and drive the next morning to Road’s End, about 15 minutes, to meet me. Check for reservations in the campground at this link .
Cowboy John’s sidekick, Duane, shuttled Jennifer and Frank to Harrison Pass July 12 for their hike, and Thursday, July 16 he received a nice thank you note from them:
“We had a bite to eat in Elko and are headed home now. What a spectacular four days!! Truly the time of my life. I literally cried as we walked to the car. So sad to leave. Thanks for getting us so far back in there at the first. We were able to set up camp before dark. We’d have been in bad shape without your DEET!
Very good to have met you,
Shuttling 1-7 persons. Call, 775-7537825 for groups larger than 7 which require my renting a 15-passenger van.
This hike is a strenuous one with a lot of altitude change. You’ll be either going up or going down much of the way!
Check the highlighted text in this article above (Ruby Crest Trail Shuttle Service) for videos and pictures from previous hikers, or give me a call, 775-753-7825, to talk!
It’s a challenging hike but also an unique one with glorious views of Nevada’s “basin and range” topography. Spring and summer the closer you get to Liberty Pass the more flowers you’ll see. Watch for Mountain sheep and goats, deer, and our illusive Himalayan Partridge on the high peaks.
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From Andrea, another hiker, 2013:
Hannah and I completed the Ruby Crest Trail in Northern Nevada. It was beautiful and our weather was nearly perfect including 1 hail storm, but absolutely no smoke. The mileage was large because water sources were far apart. The vertical loss and gain was also large as we went through numerous passes each day. We got a shuttle to the southern end at Harrison Pass and hiked it to the northern trail head in Lamoille Canyon
Day 1- 14 miles
Day 2- rest and major Kindle time
Day 3- 11 miles
Day 4- 7 miles
Enjoy the pics:
Slidehow of Andrea’s Pics
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Thanks again for shuttling Robert and me last Thursday to Harrison Pass. We successfully hiked the crest trail and would like to share with you our video:
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