Met up and went for a ride in Nevada a few weeks ago with a bunch of friends out to Mount Patterson in Nevada/California where we rode 85 miles up, over, and around the entire mountain.
The ride took us thru spectacular aspen and pine forests, lots of creek crossings, Lobdell Lake, a few mines including a rock cabin and way up to the top of the mountain thru the tundra.
Made a video of the entire ride, 8+ hours shown in 20 minutes of footage. Twords the end there was a spectacular side by side accident and recovery. Nobody was injured, driver and passenger were ok. The recovery was amazing to see! Check out the video below.
A bit of info about the mountain – Mount Patterson is the tallest mountain in the Sweetwater Range California at 11,673 feet. The Sweetwater Mountain Range lies between Highway 395 in California and Highway 338 (aka Sweetwater Road) in Nevada in the Toiyabe National Forest.
Located in the Sweetwater Mountains within the Toiyabe National Forest, the scenic road to the summit (with outstanding views) is unpaved. It’s pretty rough and requires using a 4wd vehicle. The peak is accessible from July to October due the snow.
The 360 degrees views from the top are incredible. The road to the summit is an old mining road to Montague Mine Cabin. The area is dotted with many mines, that were active in the 1880s.