Location: 8 miles north of Reno, NV. Drive north on Hwy 395 to Stead Blvd exit. Turn left onto Stead Blvd. Drive under the freeway and then turn right onto North Virginia St. Drive. Drive north and turn left onto the dirt road by the green water tank. Follow the dirt road up the mountain to the launches.
Launch Direction: N, NE, E.
Seasons: Spring, Summer, and Fall. Winter, too, if snow hasn’t made the launches inaccessible.
Site weather: The Reno area soaring forecast is at . Here's a link that provides an overview of winds for the area
Launch Elevation: 8,200’, 8,100'
LZ Elevation: 5,100'
Recommended Pilot Rating: Intermediate (H3), Advanced (H4).
Type Launch: Bowl launch is a steep, grassy slope with some bushes. Tower launch is a steep slope with loose dirt and rocks. High density altitudes in the summer often exceed 10,000’.
LZ Location: Development has covered up the old LZ's and at this time there isn't a designated LZ.
Type landing: High dessert terrain where ever you end up landing.
Setup Area: Unlimited grassy area behind bowl launch. Small rocky, dirt area at tower launch.
Site Protocol: Controlled airspace areas all around the site. Look at an area sectional to familiarize yourself with the airspace restrictions.
Launch Access: Semi-maintained dirt road with a 30 – 40 minute turnaround. 2WD with good clearance.
Info Contact: Any local pilot.
Miscellaneous: Excellent high altitude mountain flying and XC site. Strong thermals. Watch for dust devils at launch and in the valley.
Coordinates: Bowl Launch – N 39° 35.790’ W 119° 56.162’
Tower Launch – N 39° 35.386’ W 119° 55.660’