McTarnahan is the tallest point immediately to the east of Carson City. After driving up through Brunswick Canyon, it's not nearly the climb to the top it would be from the west side. Fitting my wimpy self, it was the approach of choice! However the view from the top looking north and west was pretty damn nice. Especially with the storm approaching from the west.
This might be a decent winterish run if the snow isn't too bad on this side of the valley. Views are nice, and the trail is good. In fact, the whole top of Brunswick Canyon lends itself to decent running in the cold months. Lots of trails and roads to make any length route you want.
Route and elevation profile of my jaunt below.