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

April 3 (Saturday) 8:00 a.m.
Dead Camel Mountains High Point
. Fourth in the series of high points of the local mountains. East of Silver Springs off Hwy 50 E. About 4 miles R/T with 1,000 feet of gain. Off trail, rocky. Ordinary vehicles Okay. ND. Leader: T A Taro (775-530-2935). Moderate.

April 6 (Tuesday) 5:30 pm
Easy Conditioning Hike
. Weekly Tuesday evening, slow-paced, conditioning hikes through spring, summer. About 3-4 mi, with minimal -moderate gain, in parks, foothills of Reno-Sparks area. About 2 hrs. Learn about local flora, fauna, places to go. Call hotline number (473-1445)for weekly directions, trail descriptions. DL. Leaders: Yvonne Jerome, Karen Todd, Kim Glasgow. DL. Leader: Yvonne Jerome (775-473-1445). Co-Leader: Karen Todd (775-473-1445). Moderately Easy.

April 8 (Thursday) 5:30 p.m.
Moderate Conditioning Hike
. Join us for conditioning hikes of 3 to 5 miles at moderate pace with elevation gain under 750 feet. Discover trails in and around the Truckee Meadows. Leader: Grace C. Information, including if dogs are permissible, will be posted on the Hot Line the Sunday prior. Call the Hot Line at 775-473-1445. DOK. Leader: Grace C. Caudill (775-473-1445). Moderate.

April 8 (Thursday) 7:00 PM (Social) 7:30 PM (Program)
Wild Horses in Nevada
. People enjoy seeing horses racing across the desert. They are symbols of freedom in the wild; they are also pets. Nevada is the heartland for wild horses on BLM land. Some people believe that horses are native and should be left to expand across Nevada. The Toiyabe Chapter supports managing horses as one of the multiple uses of public lands. Horses, like cattle, recreation, mining and other uses of public land can have negative impacts. An overview of wild horses in Nevada and the various points of view will be discussed at the April meeting For information on Chapter positions and other articles please check the Toiyabe Chapter website. Tina Nappe has spent many years working on public land issues Date: Apr 8, 2010 (Thursday) 7 pm social, 7:30 pm program. Location: Bartley Ranch Regional Park 6000 Bartley Ranch Rd., Reno For more information: Contact Graham Stafford at 686-8478 or email him at graham@grahamstafford.com ND. Leader: Easy.

April 10 (Saturday) 7:00 a.m.
Hell's Kitchen ( Pyramid Lake )
. This hike is along the north east shore of Pyramid Lake. Seldom visited historic trail of John Fremont early explorer. Total mileage 10-14 miles, narrow trail tread, high above lake level. Some strenuous cross country potentially exploring a canyon. Spectacular views of Pyramid Lake, Tule Peak, Big Mamma and pinacle's. Trip limit 12, trail shoes needed, bring water, sunscreen, lunch. Sign up early this trip will fill up quick! ND. Leader: Pat Kleames (775-359-5089; patkleames@charter.net). Co-Leader: Julie Woodard (775-530-1566; summitatempter@yahoo.com). Strenuous.

April 10 (Saturday) 8:00 a.m.
Buckskin Range High Point
. Fifth in the series - to the high point of the Buckskin Range near Yeringtron, Lyon County. 1,000 feet of gain; 6 miles R/T - off trail. ND. Leader: T A Taro (775-530-2935). Moderate.

April 12 (Monday) 5:30 pm
Monday Night Parks Clean-up
. Park clean up: Join in the effort to sustain our parks each Monday 5:30-7:30 (April-October) call the hike hotline for the location (473-1445). We will meet at a variety of regional parks and open space locations to bag trash and pull invasive weeds. Be sure to wear close toed shoes, bring a pair of work gloves, and water. Learn about the challenges parks face from illegal dumping and volunteer opportunities with local non-profits. ND. Leader: Julie Woodard (473-1445; summitatempter@yahoo.com). Co-Leader: Pat Kleames (473-1445; patkleames@charter.net). Moderately Easy.

April 13 (Tuesday) 5:30 pm
Easy Conditioning Hike
. Refer to April 6 for details. DL. Leader: Yvonne Jerome (775.473.1445). Co-Leader: Karen Todd (775.473.1445). Moderately Easy.

April 14 (Wednesday) 5:30 p.m.
Fast-paced Conditioning Hikes
. These hikes are aimed at preparing you for upcoming outings and are led at a fairly rapid pace. Plan on 4-5 miles in length and 800 to 2,000 feet of gain in 2 hours. Trips will gain intensity as the season progresses. Bring plenty of water, hiking shoes, and clothing appropriate for the outing. Learn about great places to hike in the Reno/Sparks area, local flora, and fauna. DOK. Leader: Holly Coughlin (775-473-1445). Moderate.

April 15 (Thursday) 5:30 p.m.
Moderate Conditioning Hike
. Refer to trip details on 4-8-10. DOK. Leader: Grace C. Caudill (775-473-1445). Moderate.

April 17 (Saturday) 8:00 a.m.
Mt Wilson
. Sixth in the series - Mt. Wilson - the high point in the Singatse Range off Hwy 208 in Lyon County, East of Smith. About 7 miles R/T with about 2,100 feet of gain - off trail. Ordinarly vehicles will be fine. ND. Leader: T A Taro (775-530-2935). Moderately Strenuous.

April 17 (Saturday) 8:30am
Pig Rock Trash Clean-up
. Join us to clean up trash at popular shooting site near Pig Rock. We are celebrating spring cleaning in our community and FREE DUMP DAYS!!! Wear close toed shoes, bring lunch, plenty of water, work gloves, and a rake/shovel if you have it. Please let us know if you will bring a vehcile to haul trash to the dump. High clearance is not required for this site. DOK. Leader: Pat Kleames (359-5089; patkleames@charter.net). Co-Leader: Julie Woodard (530-1566; summitatempter@yahoo.com ). Moderately Easy.

April 17 (Saturday) 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Tamarack Palisades Snowshoe
. Ascending for 600-700 ft off-trail, we'll reach the backside of the granite palisades (wall). We'll traverse with our snowshoes to get up onto the granite promontory with great views of Mt Rose & other nearby peaks. Only three miles RT..Contact Riccardo or Gary for meeting details. Trip limit 14. DOK. Leader: Gary P Hanneman (775-336-7698; gphanneman@charter.net). Co-Leader: Richard Bulis (775-345-2770; rbulissimo-sc.yahoo.com). Moderately Easy.

April 19 (Monday) 5:30 pm
Monday Night Parks Clean-up
. Refer to April 12 for details. ND. Leader: Julie Woodard (473-1445). Co-Leader: Pat Kleames (473-1445). Moderately Easy.

April 20 (Tuesday) 5:30 pm
Easy Conditioning Hike
. Refer to April 6 for details. DL. Leader: Yvonne Jerome (775-473-1445). Co-Leader: Karen Todd (775-473-1445). Moderately Easy.

April 21 (Wednesday) 5:30 p.m.
Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike
. As of 4-19-10 I'm canceling the outing due to bad weather conditions, including a 70% chance of snow on Wednesday. If there is a change, I'll put a trip on the phone Tues. evening. Refer to trip details on 4-14-10. DOK. Leader: Holly Coughlin (775-473-1445). Moderate.

April 22 (Thursday) 5:30 p.m.
Moderate Conditioning Hike
. Check 4-8-10 for details. DOK. Leader: Grace C. Caudill (473-1445). Moderate.

April 24 (Saturday) 8:00 a.m.
Carson River Railroads
. Hike the route of some of the railroads in the Carson River Canyon near Dayton. About 10 miles, one way with a vehicle shuttle. Elevation gain is under 1,000 feet. Hike along the scenic Carson Rivercanyon and learn about the railroads there from the Comstock era. portions of the hike are cross-country. ND. Leader: T A Taro (775-530-2935). Moderate.

April 25 (Sunday) 9:30 a.m.
Earth Day River Walk
. Join us for am Earth Day walk along the Truckee River. We'll meet at 9:30 near the large covered picnic area at the main entrance to the park. Parking will not be allowed in the park near the festival, so plan on parking on the street. Dogs with leashes only. Keep in mind dogs are NOT allowed at the event. We will walk about four miles round trip heading west along the river and then back to enjoy the festivities. Bring a bottle of water and clothing appropriate for the weather. No need to call unless you have further questions. DOK. Leader: Holly Coughlin (331-7488). Co-Leader: Vesna Koracin (324-4092). Easy.

April 25 (Sunday) 8:30 a.m.
Jumbo Grade Shuttle
. We'll follow the ridge lines from the 395 on the North to the Jumbo Grade Trail Head. We'll get some great views of the Washoe Valley and Lake and Slide Mountain. 10 miles, less than a 1000 ft gain. Limit 10. DL. Leader: Donna Inversin (775.315.6763; d_inversin@yahoo.com). Moderate.

April 25 (Sunday) All day
Spanish Springs Peak (7406')
. Moderate Day Hike/Peak Bag of Spanish Springs Peak (7406'). Expect lots of glorious wildflowers; and if we're lucky we'll see a few antelope and golden eagles. 5 miles / 1500' to the summit; half of it cross-country across volcanic terrain. Learn local geology and wildlife. Moderate hike, not for beginners. DL. Leader: Ridge Walker (853-8055; edc@unr.edu). Co-Leader: Karen Todd (225-2805). Moderate.

April 26 (Monday) 5:30 pm
Monday Night Parks Clean-up
. Refer to April 12 for details ND. Leader: Julie Woodard (473-1445). Co-Leader: Pat Kleames (473-1445). Moderately Easy.

April 27 (Tuesday) 5:30 pm
Easy Conditioning Hike
. Refer to April 6 for details. DL. Leader: Yvonne Jerome (775-473-1445). Co-Leader: Karen Todd (775-473-1445). Moderately Easy.

April 28 (Wednesday) 5:30 p.m.
Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike
. Please refer to trip details on 4-14-10. DOK. Leader: Holly Coughlin (473-1445). Moderate.

April 29 (Thursday) 5:30 p.m.
Moderate Conditioning Hike
. Refer to 4-8-10 for details. DOK. Leader: Grace C. Caudill (775-473-1445). Moderate.

April 30 - May 2 (Friday-Sunday)
Stillwater National Wildlife Preserve Digital Photography
. Join retired photographer & teacher Graham Stafford on a car camping, digital photography outing at the Stillwater National Wildlife preserve outside Fallon NV. This will be at the height of the bird migration period. Graham will bring his 2-person kayak for all to use. Bring yours. Learn the technical and artistic aspects of digital photography. All levels accepted of photography experience accepted---beginners encouraged. You can view Grahamís work on his website at www.grahamstafford.com. Contact Graham at 775-686-8478 or graham@grahamstafford.com ND. Leader: Graham Stafford (775-686-8478; graham@grahamstafford.com). Easy.