Simee Dimmeh Summit


Usually there really is nothing attractive about this summit, at least not when compared to all the other climbs in the area. When I crossed it, the Pine Nut Range on the east side was burning (see pictures). I still would not call this attractive, but it was unusually interesting. This summit is also part of a possible one day loop over Monitor Pass. It connects Antelope Valley with Carson Valley

1.(5110ft,mile00.0)START-END SOUTH: low point on US395 along Topaz Lake
2.(5987ft,mile07.1)TOP: Simeh Dimeh Summit
3.(5980ft,mile9.0)jct US395-Leviathan Mine Rd
4.(4840ft,mile18.9)START-END NORTH: jct US395 - Riverview Dr, Gardnerville, Minden area


Approaches

From South. - A long shallow climb on busy US395, north of Topaz Lake. The road is rumble stripped but there is a very spacious shoulder, that allows easily staying out of traffic, except for the section with the passing lane

From North. Equally long and shallow descent into Gardnerville. The good shoulder stays all the way into town. Again the shoulder has been sacrificed for a passing lane in the climbing direction.

 

A Dayride with this point as intermediate summit is on page Monitor Pass





left and top: fire season in Carson Valley near Gardnerville, the northern end of Simee Dimeh Summit
right: Kingsbury Grade Road to Daggett Pass, also from near Gardnerville


 



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