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Seventy-Six Creek

Elko County

I can't find much on this settlement. Placer gold was discovered here in 1876. The gold discovery at Seventy Six Creek played a role in the founding of Charleston to the south. It doesn't appear that Seventy Six Creek ever became an actual town. My guess is that a few remote miners lived here without much convenience. It's likely that they traveled to Charleston for supplies.

This is the Jarbidge Wilderness. It is some of the most beautiful and REMOTE country in the entire state. For example, from Elko to the turnoff for Seventysix Creek, it is approximately 90 miles. Much of that is dirt. The elevation here sits at over 7,000 feet. You will have to walk in from the end of the road about 1/4 each way. Also, this 1/4 mile has about a 65-foot elevation change, so be prepared for that. The air is thin. If you go (on foot) another mile or so beyond the cabin, you will see some of the most beautiful and wide-open views that you've ever seen. If you do plan to try this hike, PLEASE follow some basic protocols. First, have the cardio. Go supplied and let someone know where you are going and when you will be back. There is absolutely no argument about the following statement. This is some of the wildest, rugged, out in the middle of nowhere country in all of the lower 48 states. Getting lost or injured in the Jarbidge is NO JOKE!

Post Office: None

Last Trip/ Road Conditions: November 2021 while elk hunting. Once you turn off the main dirt road through the Jarbidge Wilderness, you better have a decent rig. Maybe it's better dry, but wet and muddy was a trick. The guy that I was with has an outstanding, built for the backcountry, type of ride. And we still had to make sure that we didn't screw it up and get stuck.

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