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

July 1-4 (Friday-Monday) TBD
Leader's Choice Black Rock Car Camp
. Join a mixed bag of people on the playa for the 4th of July. This will be the annual 4th of Juplaya celebration so expect lots of people and big fireworks on the playa. We'll probably camp near one of the hot springs and take short side trips during the weekend. Expect to get your car dusty! Learn about the Black Rock Desert. Sign-up after 6-15-11. Call for details. DL. Leader: David Book (775-843-6443). Easy.

July 5 (Tuesday) 5:30 p.m.
Easy Conditioning Hike
. Easier-paced, weekly, evening conditioning hikes, about 3-4 miles, with minimal to moderate elevation gain. Get acquainted with trails in Reno-Sparks foothills, meet like-minded hiking friends, and learn about the history, flora, and fauna of the areas we hike. Call the hiking hotline for time and place on the weekend before the Tuesday hikes. DL. Leader: Yvonne Jerome (473-1445). Moderately Easy.

July 6 (Wednesday) 5:30 p.m.
Fast-Paced Wednesday Conditioning Hike
. Join us on a brisk after-work hike somewhere in the hills surrounding the Truckee Meadows. Hikes are generally 4-5 miles and 800 to 1,200 feet in elevation gain. Learn about trails to hike, flora, and fauna that we observe. Bring water and trail shoes. Call hike hot-line. DOK. Leader: Holly Coughlin (473-1445). Moderately Strenuous.

July 7 (Thursday) 5:30 p.m.
Thursday Conditioning Hike
. Join us for conditioning hikes of 3 to 5 miles with moderate pace and elevation gain. Discover trails in and around the Truckee Meadows and learn about flora or fauna. DL. Leader: Grace Caudill (473-1445). Co-Leader: Ridge Walker (473-1445). Moderate.

July 9 (Saturday) 9:00 am
Avoid the Second Hike
. Tire Changing Class: You're way out in the forest and hike back to your car to find a flat tire. There's no cell service. What now? Oh, and it looks like rain! We'll meet in a flat, clean parking lot and go through of tire changing, including some easy tricks to make it easier. You must bring your car, owner's manual, and the jack/tire tools that came with your car! This will be "hands-on" so wear old clothes. Learn to do it yourself, become self-sufficient, and give your boyfriend some tips! We'll finish up about lunchtime. ND. Leader: David Book (775-843-6433). Easy.

July 12 (Tuesday) 5:30 p.m.
Easy Conditioning Hikes
. See July 5 for hike description. Call hike hotline for weekly details. DL. Leader: Yvonne Jerome (473-1445). Moderately Easy.

July 13 (Wednesday) 5:30 p.m.
Fast-Paced Wednesday Conditioning Hike
. Please refer to write-up on July 6th for details. DOK. Leader: Holly Coughlin (473-1445). Moderately Strenuous.

July 14 (Thursday) 5:30 p.m.
Thursday Conditioning Hike
. See July 7, 2011 posting for details. DL. Leader: Grace Caudill (473-1445). Co-Leader: Ridge Walker (473-1445). Moderate.

July 16 (Saturday) 8:30 a.m.
Loch Leven
. Hike from the other side (west) of Donner Summit to Middle Loch Leven. Great swimming spot. Learn about the railroads. 7 miles RT, 1000 ft. gain. DOK. Leader: Craig Mastos (348-1862; maquis@softcom.net). Moderate.

July 16 (Saturday) 8:00 a.m.
Showers Lake via Meiss Ridge near Carson Pass
. Showers Lake Loop hike at Carson Pass off Highway 88. Hike about 9 miles in a loop, first through wildflowers, then with scenic views along Meiss Ridge. Return through the upper Truckee River watershed with grassy meadows. Usually there is a profusion of wildflowers. Elevation gain about 2,000 feet for the day. Learn some history of the area. Drivers will need $5 for parking fee at trailhead. ND. Leader: T A Taro (775-530-2935). Moderately Strenuous.

July 19 (Tuesday) 5:30 p.m.
Easy Conditioning Hike
. See July 5 for hike description. Call hike hotline for weekly details. DL. Leader: Yvonne Jerome (473-1445). Moderately Easy.

July 19 (Tuesday) 8:30 a.m.
Pah Rah Range Peak Ramble
. Ridge ramble to two of the highest summits of the Pah Rah Range, Virginia Peak (8366) and Pah Rah Mtn (8240), both are GBPS peaks. Panoramic vistas of Pyramid Lake and points north. Mostly cross-country over rolling volcanic terrane. Hope to see desert wildlife including eagles and antelope. Ten miles round-trip, 1000 ft. elev. gain. Moderate difficulty. Trip limit 12. DL. Leader: Ridge Walker (853-8055; edc@unr.edu). Co-Leader: Sharon Marie Wilcox (852-5075). Moderate.

July 20 (Wednesday) 5:30 p.m.
Fast-Paced Wednesday Conditioning Hike
. Please refer to trip details on July 6th. DOK. Leader: Holly Coughlin (473-1445). Moderately Strenuous.

July 21 (Thursday) 5:30 p.m.
Thursday Conditioning Hike
. See July 7, 2011 Posting for details. DL. Leader: Grace Caudill (473-1445). Co-Leader: Ridge Walker (473-1445). Moderate.

July 23 (Saturday) 8:30 a.m.
Lola Montez
. Hike the Hole-in-the-Wall Trail area, north of Royal Gorge to lower and upper Lola Montez lakes. Great swimming and quasi-cross-country hike to upper lake. 7 miles and 1000 ft. gain. DOK. Leader: Craig Mastos (348-1862; maquis@softcom.net). Moderate.

July 23 (Saturday) 7:30 a.m.
Pennsylvania Creek
. A 12 mile round trip hike, with 1,200 feet of gain, on the Pacific Crest Trail from Ebbet's Pass (highway 4). Probably multiple snowfield crossings. Scenic and majestic views throughout. Learn about wildflowers while we hike through wonderful volcanic formations and three beautiful lakes. Moderately, strenuous because of altitude. DL. Leader: Lucrecia Belancio (775-851-9279; lucrecianature@gmail.com). Moderately Strenuous.

July 24 (Sunday) 8:30 a.m.
Lakes Basin Dayhike (Postponed for snow conditions)
. Snow Conditions may alter this hike: We will wind by Big Bear, Little Bear, Cub, Long, Silver, and Mud Lakes on our way to ascend Mt. Elwell at 7,812 feet. Our trip will be about 8 miles and 2,000 feet of gain. Learn about wildflowers we observe, including the beautiful tiger lily. Trip limit 12. DOK. Leader: Holly Coughlin (331-7488). Moderate.

July 26 (Tuesday) 5:30 p.m.
Easy Conditioning Hike
. See July 5 for hike description. Call hike hotline for weekly details. DL. Leader: Yvonne Jerome (473-1445). Moderately Easy.

July 27 (Wednesday) 5:30 p.m.
Fast-Paced Wednesday Conditioning Hike
. Please refer to trip details on July 6th. DOK. Leader: Holly Coughlin (473-1445). Moderately Strenuous.

July 28 (Thursday) 5:30 p.m.
Thursday Conditioning Hike
. See July 7, 2011 posting for details. DL. Leader: Grace Caudill (473-1445). Co-Leader: Ridge Walker (473-1445). Moderate.

July 30 (Saturday) 8:00 a.m.
Elephant's Back near Carson Pass
. Elephant's Back near Carson Pass and Highway 88. Visit Frog, Winnemucca, and Round Top Lakes. Scale the Elephant's Back and enjoy sweeping views of the high Sierra. Possibly return by Woods Lake including hiking on a portion of the emigrant wagon train route. Wild flowers should be in full display. Learn about the history of area. Drivers will need $5 for parking fee. ND. Leader: T A Taro (775-530-2935). Moderately Strenuous.

July 30 (Saturday) 8:30 a.m
Jamison Lake
. Hike from Jamison Mine area to Jamison Lake. Another great swimming spot. Learn about the old mining operation. 7 miles RT, 1000 ft. gain. DOK. Leader: Craig Mastos (348 1862; maquis@softcom.net). Moderate.

July 31 (Sunday) 8:00 a.m.
Daggett Pass to Spooner Summit
. This is a one-way shuttle to complete this beautiful stretch of the TRT. We'll meet at the Spooner Summit parking area on the south side of Highway 50 and then car pool to the trailhead at Daggett Pass off of the Kingsbury Grade. Lots of wildflowers and possibly we'll spot some of the fauna that lives here. Beautiful vistas of Lake Tahoe. Approximately 13 miles and 1,800 feet of gain. DOK. Leader: Donna Inversin (775-315-6763; d_inversin@yahoo.com). Moderately Strenuous.

July 31 (Sunday) 8:30 a.m.
Marlette Peak (8,780 feet)
. Northbound hike from Spooner Lake past scenic and historic Marlette Lake to Marlette Peak, overlooking Lake Tahoe. Learn about the firs and pine trees along the way. Ten miles RT, 1800-ft elevation gain. Trip limit 12. DL. Leader: Ridge Walker (853-8055; edc@unr.edu). Moderate.