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Mount Rose (Washoe County, Nevada)

Mount Rose
Elevation 10,776 ft (3,285 m)[1]
Prominence 3,630 ft (1,106 m)[2]
Location
Mount Rose
Washoe County, Nevada, U.S.
Range Carson Range
Coordinates

39°20′38″N 119°55′04″W / 39.343777756°N 119.917888594°W / 39.343777756; -119.917888594Coordinates: 39°20′38″N 119°55′04″W / 39.343777756°N 119.917888594°W / 39.343777756; -119.917888594[1]

Topo map USGS Mount Rose

Mount Rose is a mountain located in the Carson Range east of the California-Nevada border and is within the Mount Rose Wilderness. An extinct volcano,[3] the mountain is located between Lake Tahoe and Reno;[4] and is the highest point in Washoe County.[2] State Route 431 traverses Mount Rose Summit southeast of Mount Rose.[4] Due to the high elevation, most of the precipitation that falls on the mountain is snow.[5]

Mount Rose Ski Tahoe is nearby but is not on Mount Rose. Despite the name, the resort is actually on the slopes of Slide Mountain, which is on the other side of Nevada State Route 431.[6]

In 1905, Dr. James Edward Church of the University of Nevada established the Mount Rose Weather Observatory, one of America's first high-altitude meteorological observatories, on June 29, 1905.[7][8]

John Brayshaw Kaye, a poet, lawyer and politician, wrote a poem called Mount Rose


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  • The first instrument for measuring snow water content. It is still in use today.


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