November 2010 Outings Schedule
All area codes are 775 unless otherwise noted.

November 3 (Wednesday) 5:30 PM
Ultimate Evening Conditioning Hike
. Short but brisk hike off into what remains of the waning twilight in the Reno-Sparks foothills. 1-2 miles, 500 feet elevation gain. Expect to see wildlife and fall colors. DL. Leader: Ridge Walker (473-1445; Easy.

November 6 (Saturday) 8:00 a.m.
El Dorado Canyon Near Dayton
. Last day of Daylight Savings Time. We will hike in El Dorado Canyon near Dayton along a riparian habitat with Fall leaves if we are lucky. Many crossings of small stream. Varied rock formations; lunch at the natural arch, explore a slot canyon on the way out. About 13 miles on an in-and-out mostly on a jeep road, with under 800 feet of elevation gain for the day. ND. Leader: T A Taro (775-530-2935). Moderate.

November 11 (Thursday) 7:00 PM
Great Basin Group 2nd Thursday Program---Friends of the Black Rock/High Rock
. NEW LOCATION Girl Scouts of Sierra Nevada 605 Washington St. Reno NV (Right next to 80 on Washington St.--ample lighted parking) Contact Graham Stafford at 775-686-8478 for info All programs start at 7:30 PM---Social time from 7:00 PM till 7:30 PM Matthew “Metric” Ebert Executive Director of the Friends of the Black Rock/High Rock will give a presentation on the early Emigrant history of the Black Rock Desert. He will describe John C. Fremont’s 2nd expedition past the Black Rock and Great Boiling Spring in 1843/1844 with some of his diary entries, then explain why Levi Scott & Jesse Applegate forged the Southern Road to Oregon, and tell how the discovery of gold brought thousands of Emigrants through Lassen’s cutoff, with some diary entries from various Emigrants. He’ll also describe the events leading up to the Pyramid Lake Paiute Battles in 1860. ND. Leader: Graham Stafford (775-686-8478; Easy.

November 11 (Thursday) 8:00 a.m.
Lahontan Reservoir Veteran's Day Hike
. Lahontan Reservoir near Silver Springs. Bring your U.S. Flag. Hike along the shoreline. Enjoy the silence and stark beauty of this area. About five miles total on an in-and-out hike along the ‘beach’. View some tufa formations. An optional extension after lunch is to scale the ridges there. Learn some cadance without having to go through the rigors of Boot Camp! ND. Leader: T A Taro (775-530-2935). Easy.

November 14 (Sunday) 9:45 a.m.
Ash Canyon
. This is a surprising hike right in Carson City. We’ll access the V & T Rail to Trail and then head west up into the hills. We’ll meet up with the Ash Canyon jeep road for a short way before leaving that to drop down into a hidden canyon where we'll hike along a year round stream before returning to the cars. 6 miles round trip, less than a thousand feet gain. Meet in front of the Bristlecone Building at Western Nevada College 2201 West College Parkway, Carson City. Hike leaves promptly at 10 a.m. DOK. Leader: Donna Inversin (775-315-6763; Co-Leader: Julie Woodard (775-530-1566; Moderately Easy.

November 20 (Saturday) 10:00 a.m.
Hidden Valley Loop Dayhike
. This is a very special day for me and I would like to spend it doing what I love most, hiking on one of my favorite trails. This is a tough short hike with about 1,200 feet of gain, over half of it in the first mile, and 6 miles RT, but the vistas at the top both west and east are terrific. I will not do this at quite my conditioning hike pace, and we will enjoy lunch along the crest of the mountain. As of Tuesday, weather conditions may prevent me from doing this hike on Saturday. I will leave a message on my phone on Friday if I must regretfully cancel the hike due to weather. DOK. Leader: Holly Coughlin (331-7488). Co-Leader: Mike Sullens (331-7488). Moderate.

November 20 (Saturday) 8:00 a.m.
Mt Davidson Overlooking Virginia City
. First in a series of the highest peaks in local mountain ranges; Mt Davidson, 7,664 elevation, in the Virginia Range overlooking Virginia City. Day hike of about 7 miles in a loop with about 1,000 feet of gain. Portions off trail, steep with brush. See a segment of one of the wooden flumes which brought water to VC around 1870. Learn some history of the area. ND. Leader: T A Taro (775-530-2935). Moderately Strenuous.

November 21 (Sunday) 8:30 am
Hungry Mountain's Ramble
. A little known way up to the ridge top over looking Spanish Spring's Valley, scenic trail and beautiful views from the top. An 8 mile loop, dog's welcome, hiking poles recommended. Trip limit 12. DOK. Leader: Pat Kleames ( 359-5089; Co-Leader: Karen Todd ( 843-1230). Moderate.

November 21 (Sunday) 9:30 AM
Ophir Creek Overlook
. We'll hike southward maybe an hour from Rte 431 at the Tahoe Meadow, following the Tahoe Rim Trail past several good viewpoints for Lake Tahoe. Then, we'll slowly rise OFF-trail to reach the eastward-looking steep overlook 700 feet above where Ophir Creek descends toward Washoe Valley 3,000 ft below. We'll know within 1-3 days before the hike whether we will require snowshoes. DOK. Leader: Riccardo B. (775-345-2770). Co-Leader: Gary P. Hanneman (775-336-7698; Moderately Easy.

November 22 (Monday) 6:30 PM
Outings Meeting
. Please join us as we plan outings for the New Year. The months will include January, February, and March. Outings can be snowshoeing, desert hiking, biking, or easy in-town or near-town treks. If you've ever thought about becoming a leader yourself, this is the meeting to attend. We have a nice, social get-together with a pot-luck dinner and all beverages are provided. We will be meeting at Chuck's home. Call directions. DOK. Leader: Chuck Oliveira (775-527-3807). Co-Leader: Grace C. Caudill (775-233-6404). Easy.

November 27 (Saturday) 8:00 a.m.
Buckland's Station/Pony Express
. Bring your turkey sandwich and enjoy the lower Carson River area. *Buckland Station is south of Silver Springs. This nearly 10 mile loop hike on flat ground will start at historic Buckland Station, proceed downstream along the Carson River enjoying the riparian habitat. Return will be on a segment of the Pony Express Trail route. Learn some history of the area. $1 per person State Park walk-in fee. Option to tour the remains of Fort Churchill on your own after the hike. Learn some history of the area. ND. Leader: T A Taro (775-530-2935). Moderately Easy.