March 2017 Outings Schedule
All area codes are 775 unless otherwise noted.

March 5 (Sunday) 9:45 A.M.
Snowshoe Sagehen Creek
. Depending on snow conditions, we will snowshoe into Sagehen Creek or do an alternate desert hike. Sagehen Creek is a scenic snowshoe that ends up at the end of Stampede Reservoir. The outing is about 7 miles RT at a moderate pace, and has about 600 feet of gain, overall. Bring plenty of water to stay hydrated, lunch, layer clothing, hat, gloves, and sunscreen. This is not a good trip for beginners, experienced snowshoers only. Well-mannered dogs are welcome, but have a leash for near the road and baggies for clean-up. You can e-mail me if you would like to attend and I'll send you directions for where to meet. There will be a trip limit of 16. Waiver to be signed at our meeting location and $1 donation to the SCBGB is appreciated. DOK. Leader: Holly Coughlin (ladyhiker1@att.net). Moderate.

March 11 (Saturday) 8:00 A.M.
Burro Mt. Hike
. Weather permitting, we will drive to the Smoke Creek Desert above Pyramid Lake and hike to the top of Burro Mountain on the west side of the playa. Along the way, we will make a couple stops to learn about the history of this area and view some of the artifacts. Rain or snow cancels the trip. Call for details. DOK. Leader: David von Seggern (775-303-8461; vonseg1@sbcglobal.net). Co-Leader: Dorothy Hudig (775-323-4835; hudig@sbcglobal.net). Easy.

March 13 (Monday) 8:00 A.M.
John C Two Enigma
. Hike is near Dayton. Features associated with old mining operations. One-way hike of eight miles with a vehicle shuttle. Expect a 2,000 ft gain. Scenic views. Return paralleling Carson River. Hiking poles recommended; long steep descent on ‘marbles’ . ND. Leader: T A Taro (775-530-2935). Moderately Strenuous.

March 18 (Saturday) TBA
Penny Pines Snow Shoe
. Snowshoe for folks with some experience. Details to be posted on the Sierra Club Hiking Reno Meet Up site prior to the outing. DL. Leader: Connie Webb Co-Leader: Jeanne Kettler Moderate.

March 19 (Sunday) 9:00 A.M.
Forestdale Cross Country Ski
. Cross county 6-8 mile ski into the glaciated Forestdale Valley east of Carson Pass. For strong beginners as well as experienced back country skiers. The first half is moderately easy into the valley, with surrounding good telemark slopes. Optimal stop at Grovers Hot Springs after the ski. ND. Leader: Ridge Walker. (853-8055). Moderate.

March 20 (Monday) 8:00 A.M.
Two Ladies and Two Gents
. Come and meet them; 3 peaks over 6,000 ft; Rose & Kate Sutro, and the Grosch brothers. Near Virginia City with 1,000 feet of gain in a three mile loop. Mostly off trail, some rock scrambling. An enigma. ND. Leader: T A Taro (775-530-2935). Moderately Strenuous.

March 22 (Wednesday) 5:30 P.M.
Spring Fling River Walk
. Welcome Spring with our first evening conditioning hike. After work, along the Truckee River Walk. Easy hike of about 4 miles, and 50 feet elevation gain. Opportunity to see early-blooming cottonwoods, hawks, falcons, and other wildlife; and learn about the riparian environment. Meeting at Rock Park in Sparks.
Directions: From I-80, exit on Rock Blvd, and turn south.In about 1/2 mile, just past Greg Blvd., turn right at the entrance to Rock Park. (Next to the Rivers Edge RV Park, and before you cross the Truckee River.)
More info at: Meet Up site. DL. Leader: River Walker Co-Leader: Jeanne Kettler Easy.

March 25 (Saturday) TBA
Petersen Mountain Exploratory Hike
. We will explore a different side of Petersen Mountain by starting from an area northeast of the peak. This is an area that has solitude, wildlife and many other wilderness attributes that deserve to be protected for future generations. Representatives from Friends of Nevada Wilderness will explain the history of the area and what they are doing (and what you can do) to encourage the BLM to provide better protection for these wild lands. The peak, at 7841 ft, is also on the Sierra Club's Great Basin Peaks list. The hike will be 6-8 mi with about 2000-2400 ft of elevation gain. Note: significant snow accumulation and/or weather could modify our plans. Please contact leader for details. ND. Leader: Larry Dwyer (775-745-6628; kdwyer31@charter.net). Moderately Strenuous.