Sam Bauman
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August 16, 2007
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Magnificent views await weary at top of Genoa Peak

A hike to Genoa Peak can be brisk and wearing but well worth the effort. Genoa Peak was named after Columbus' birthplace, because a cove in the mountain reminded Elder Orson Hyde, the first probate judge in western Utah (when Nevada was still part of the Utah Territory), of the Genoa harbor.

It's about 7.5 miles round trip with plenty of dips and rises along the way. Map vertical is about 1,450 feet, not counting the dips and rises. Be sure and bring cool weather wear; at the top the wind can be fierce, hitting at least 50 knots and …

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