April 2011 Outings Schedule
All area codes are 775 unless otherwise noted.

April 3 (Sunday) 9:30 A.M.
Lahontan Petroglyphs
. Visit to the prehistoric rock art located on the east shore of Lake Lahontan near Silver Springs. 6-8 miles, 500 feet elevation gain. All cross-country over rolling volcanic terrane. With any luck we will see lots of wild flowers and lost wild horses. Trip limit 20. DL. Leader: Ridge Walker (853-8055; edc@unr.edu). Co-Leader: Lu Belancio (851-9279). Moderate.

April 4 (Monday) 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Great Basin Group Ex Com Meeting
. Join us for an evening of planning,updating and sharing the overview of upcoming group activities and issues. If you are interested in getting involved in Sierra Club service indoors, this is the place for you! Call for meeting place and directions. ND. Leader: Cathy Schmidt (240-3785; CathSch256@aol.com). Easy.

April 5 (Tuesday) 5:30 P.M
Easy Conditioning Hike
. Join us for easier-paced, weekly, evening conditioning hikes that will be 3-4 miles in length and will have minimal to moderate elevation gain. We hope to acquaint you with trails throughout the Reno-Sparks foothills, and we will always make time to discuss the history, flora, and fauna, of the areas we are in. Please call our hiking hot line for meet-up time and where the hike will be, the Sunday prior to our Tuesday hikes. DL. Leader: Yvonne Jerome (473-1445). Easy.

April 7 (Thursday) 5:30 P.M.
Moderate Evening Conditioning Hike
. Join us for conditioning hikes of 3 to 5 miles at moderate pace with elevation gain under 800 feet. Discover trails in and around the Truckee Meadows. Information, including if dogs are permissible, will be posted on the Hot Line the Sunday prior. DL. Leader: Grace C. Caudill (473-1445). Co-Leader: Ridge Walker (473-1445). Moderately Easy.

April 8-10 (Friday-Sunday)
Hot Springs and Cold Nights Revisited
. Rescheduled from March. We'll probably meet up with Friends of Nevada Wilderness at Soldier Meadows Hot Springs and assist them on one of several service projects. Some food provided by FONW! One the way out we'll probably visit a local art gallery and Doobie Road. Visits to other hot springs will depend on local conditions. Learn about the Black Rock Desert on this easy but primitive car-camp. DL. Leader: David Book (775-843-6443). Easy.

April 9 (Saturday) 8:00 a.m.
Logomarsino Petroglyph's Site
. This is a moderate hike, high up a little known canyon to the Legomarsino site, where there are over 2000 petroglyphs to be seen. Expect 500 feet of elevation gain and 12 miles round trip. Also, numerous creek crossings, but slightly improved trail. Trip limit 15. DOK. Leader: Pat kleames (359-5089; patkleames@charter.net). Co-Leader: Doug cardwell (843-1230). Moderately Strenuous.

April 9 (Saturday) 8:00 A.M.
Two Ladies and Two Gentlemen
. We will hike to the summit of three peaks in the 6,000 foot range; Rose, Kate and the Grosch brothers and learn about them. Near Virginia City. About 1,000 feet of gain and about three miles in sort of a loop. Mostly off trail, some rock scrambling. ND. Leader: T A Taro (775-530-2935). Moderate.

April 10 (Sunday) 8:30 A.M.
Lagomarsino Loop
. Please join us for a 9 mile loop hike through a beautiful red rock side canyon in the Lagomarsino area east of Sparks. We will hike about 1,000 ft. of elevation gain. We can almost guarantee wild-horse sightings and there are several historic points of interest along our route. We hope to see wildflowers as well. DL. Leader: Pat Kleames (359-5089; patkleames@charter.net). Co-Leader: Yvonne Jerome (851-3043; sjerome@att.net). Moderate.

April 12 (Tuesday) 5:30 P.M.
Easy Conditioning Hike
. Please refer to April 5th for hike description and call the hot-line for weekly details. DL. Leader: Yvonne Jerome (473-1445). Easy.

April 13 (Wednesday) 5:30 P.M.
Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike
. Join us on this fast-paced hike in the hills of the Truckee Meadows. Each week we will hike in a different area. Hikes are geared for conditioning for tougher weekend outings. Plan on 3-5 miles and from 500-1,200 feet of gain in two hours. Hikes will get tougher throughout the season. Learn about the flora, fauna, or history of different places we visit. Always bring water, clothing for the weather, and hiking boots. Call the hike hot-line for all details. DOK. Leader: Holly Coughlin (473-1445). Moderate.

April 14 (Thursday) 5:30 P.M.
Moderate Evening Conditioning Hike
. Join us for conditioning hikes of 3 to 5 miles at moderate pace with elevation gain under 750 feet. Refer to April 7th for more details. DL. Leader: Grace C. Caudill (473-1445). Co-Leader: Ridge Walker (473-1445). Moderately Easy.

April 16 (Saturday) 10:00 A.M.
River Walk
. Celebrate Spring with a stroll along the Truckee River near Rock Park. Learn about local birds and riparian ecology. About 6 miles RT. DL. Leader: Lucrecia Belancio (851-9279). Co-Leader: Vicki Toy Smith (826-0932). Easy.

April 16-17 (Saturday-Sunday)
Spring Monitoring Training
. Calling all naturalists, biologists, botanists, ecologists, hydrologists and those who want to learn more about this. Friends of the Black Rock High Rock is beginning a project that will involve inventorying all of the springs in in the Black Rock Area. This weekend will be a "Train the Trainer" for those who would be interested in leading several spring monitoring surveys into that area, taking photos, recording conditions, and surveying the vegetation and surroundings of those springs. Our training will be provided by Desert Research Institute, BLM, and others. For more info, contact Matthew Ebert, Friends of the Black Rock, 775-557-2900. ND. Leader: David Book (775-843-6443). Easy.

April 17 (Sunday) 10:00 A.M.
Spanish Springs Peak
. Moderate Day Hike/Peak Bag of Spanish Springs Peak at 7406 feet. Expect lots of glorious wildflowers; and if we're lucky we'll see a few antelope and golden eagles. Five miles and 1,500 ft to the summit; half of it cross-country across volcanic terrane. Learn local geology and wildlife. Moderate hike, not for beginners. DL. Leader: Ridge Walker (853-8055; edc@unr.edu). Co-Leader: Vesna Koracin (853-1863). Moderately Strenuous.

April 19 (Tuesday) 5:30 P.M.
Easy Conditioning Hike
. Please refer to April 5th for hike description and call the hot-line for weekly details. DL. Leader: Yvonne Jerome (473-1445). Easy.

April 20 (Wednesday) 5:30 P.M.
Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike
. Please refer to details on April 13th and call hike hot-line. DOK. Leader: Holly Coughlin (473-1445). Moderate.

April 21 (Thursday) 5:30 P.M.
Moderate Evening Conditioning Hike
. Join us for conditioning hikes of 3 to 5 miles at moderate pace with elevation gain under 800 feet. Refer to April 7 for details and call hot-line listed. DL. Leader: Grace C. Caudill (473-1445). Co-Leader: Ridge Walker (473-1445). Moderately Easy.

April 23 (Saturday) 8:00 A.M.
Celebrate Earth Day on the Lower Carson River
. Buckland Station south of Silver Springs day hike. 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.

April 23 (Saturday) 9:00 a.m.
Climb Kumiva Peak at 8237 ft.
. (Postponed from Mar. 20.)
We will celebrate the first month of Spring by climbing Kumiva Peak elev. 8237 feet. This is one of the Great Basin Peak Section peaks, located 90 mi. NE of Reno. The climb is all cross-country, on granitic and sandy terrane, 3000-ft elevation gain and 6 miles RT. Moderately strenuous due to steepness. Learn of Basin and Range geology and if we are lucky, we might see some antelope. Come prepared for sagebrush, and possible late snow. DL. Leader: Ridge Walker (853-8055; edc@unr.edu). Co-Leader: Sharon Marie Wilcox (852-5075). Moderately Strenuous.

April 23 (Saturday) call
Map and Compass Class
. Get ready for spring and summer hiking with this easy map & compass class! We'll spend morning talking about maps in the "classroom" then take an easy, local walk to "put it into practice." If you don't know Map and Compass, your fancy GPS will be almost worthless! We'll also talk a little about gear and staying out of trouble when you hike! We'll be done by early afternoon. DOK. Leader: David Book (775-843-6443). Easy.

April 26 (Tuesday) 5:30 P.M.
Easy Conditioning Hike
. Please refer to April 5th for hike description and call the hot-line for weekly details. DL. Leader: Yvonne Jerome (473-1445). Easy.

April 27 (Wednesday) 5:30 P.M.
Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike
. Please refer to details on April 13 and call hike hot-line. DOK. Leader: Holly Coughlin (473-1445). Moderate.

April 28 (Thursday) 5:30 P.M.
Moderate Evening Conditioning Hike
. Join us for conditioning hikes of 3 to 5 miles at moderate pace with elevation gain under 800 feet. Refer to April 7th for details and call hot-line. DL. Leader: Grace C. Caudill (473-1445). Co-Leader: Ridge Walker (473-1445). Moderately Easy.

April 30 (Saturday) 8:30 A.M.
Archeology - Cultural Outing
. We'll first go the the Churchill County Museum for a movie on the discovery and exploration of Hidden Cave and then we'll have a private tour of the cave and the shelter sites near Fallon, NV. We'll then go to the Grimes Point Petroglyph site where we'll have time to follow the trail and then have lunch at the shelters. From there we will car pool to the nearby Stillwater Reservation to visit Adam Fortunate Eagle's artist studio. http://www.onlinenevada.org/Adam_Fortunate_Eagle Minimum of 20 maximum of 30. I must have a commitment no later than April 15. $2.00 per person. ND. Leader: Donna Inversin (775-315-6763; d_inversin@yahoo.com). Easy.

April 30 (Saturday) 8:00 A.M.
Hackett Canyon and Vicinity in Pine Nuts
. We drive a short distance east of Carson City on rough Brunswick Canyon Rd to begin our hike on a side road near a hidden reservoir. We hike about 2 miles on this road and then go in a loop cross-country, part in a narrow section of Hackett Canyon. Rugged cross-country in places. Total about 9 miles and 1,200 feet of gain. We may see wildhorses & wildflowers. High clearance vehicles preferred. DOK. Leader: Jackie Stroud (775-267-9522; jtbear33@gmail.com). Moderately Strenuous.