Church’s Pond

Church’s Pond

This small snow-melt basin below Mt. Rose was named for James Church, the University of Nevada, Reno professor who in 1909 devised the technique to determine the water content of the Sierra snow pack. This is a spectacular Reno area hike in early-to-mid-October, climbing up White’s Creek canyon through numerous groves of aspen in their supersaturated autumn yellow. This two-node VR environment was compiled from photographs made in October of 2016 and 2018.


Click and drag to view Church’s Pond in virtual reality.
Touch here for the HMD version.

VR of Church's Pond Closeup

Click to view a panorama of a closer view of Church’s Pond. Touch here for the handheld version.

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1 Comment
  • Pete Yamagata
    Posted at 22:40h, 28 September Reply

    Looking for a game hiking companion to hike to Church’s Pond or similar destinations nearby. Own 41 mpg, willing to carpool or rideshare. PLB, cell for emergencies, plenty of gear for emergency overnight even. Near 50 years of experience. Intensive peak bagging, hiking, ski mountaineering to about 2003, Green travel, and planet! Reply by my website contacts,

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