Old Geiger Grade (In Canyon Below)
"(#211) So I'm on my way up the grade nearing one of many hairpin turns to conquer this marker when a headless dirt bag on a motorbike whizzes around me - on one of the most serpentine routes in the entire state. I thought Geiger was two lanes for a reason. As it was in the days of the wagon it is today ... Geiger Grade is a road to be respected ... not revered as a roaring raceway. For those of you with a need for speed get the hell out of this state!" -- Journal Entry, July 2007
Original Date Visited: 7/9/07
Signed: Both lanes of SR 341
Notes: This marker was one of thirty markers that was re-vamped in 2015 in celebration of "Battle Born, 150th: A State Sesquicentennial" (as evident by the campaign's logo on the plaque).
Constructed by Davison M. Geiger and John H. Tilton in 1862, this old toll road was the most direct connection between the Comstock Lode and the Truckee Meadows until replaced by the present paved highway in 1936.
Concord stages, mud wagons and ten-mule freighters carried thousands of passengers and millions in precious cargo across this section of the Virginia Range and many are the tales of unpredictable winds, snows, land slides and the everlasting danger of lurking highwaymen which could be told of this precipitous stretch of road.
Dead Man's Point and Robbers Roost, two of the most famous features of the road, can be seen from this marker.
 with its fine view of Mt. Rose, the highest point in Washoe County. For mid-June, Mt. Rose was looking a little bleak with white stuff.
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