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First SOTA Activation: Mount Houghton, Washoe County, Nevada - May 18, 2012 - "Two Aces of Five"

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First SOTA Activation of Mount Houghton, Washoe County, Nevada - Ace Number 2.

The reference to Aces is because of this mountain's proximity to Reno / Lake Tahoe (Nevada side) & proximity to gambling casino's. 

This is a trail & scramble up to summit of Mount Houghton, 10,490 feet elevation.  Trail is about 9 miles round trip., with 1,600 feet +/- elevation gain.  Together with the same day First SOTA Activation of Tamarack Peak, the elevation gain was about 2,500 feet.

The views are amazing!: Reno, Nevada; Carson Valley; Lake Tahoe region and northern Sierra Nevada mountain range.