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

August 2 (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.

August 2 (Tuesday) 8:00 a.m.
Mt. Rose Summit
. Mt. Rose Summit's top elevation is 10,776 feet. Join us in bagging a favorite peak with the Great Basin Peak Section and add to your list of accomplishments this summer by scaling the third-highest peak in the Tahoe Basin. 10 miles, 2,100 ft. elevation gain with spectacular views of Lake Tahoe, Reno, and beyond. Learn about the wildflowers and history of the area. Trip limit 15. ND. Leader: Karen Todd (775-225-2805; kmtodd@gmail.com). Co-Leader: Sharon Marie Wilcox (775-852-5075; gbpeaks@toiyabe.sierraclub.org). Strenuous.

August 3 (Wednesday) 5:30 a.m.
Fast-Paced Wednesday Conditioning Hike
. Please refer to trip details on July 6th. DOK. Leader: Holly Coughlin (473-1445). Moderately Strenuous.

August 4 (Thursday) 8:00 am
Snow Valley Peak
. Snow Valley Peak from Spooner Summit/Hwy 50 day hike. 12 miles R/T, with 2,000 feet of gain for the day. Highest point in Carson City at 9,214 feet. Fast paced. Views at times of Lake Tahoe, the Sierra crest, Marlette Lake, and parts of Carson Valley. Learn some history of the area. Cut off is NOON on WEDNESDAY. ND. Leader: T A Taro (775-530-2935). Moderately Strenuous.

August 4 (Thursday) 5:30 p.m.
Thursday Conditioning Hike
. Join us for conditioning hikes of 3-5 miles at moderate pace and elevation gain. Discover trails in and around the Truckee Meadows. DL. Leader: grace Caudill (473-1445). Co-Leader: Ridge Walker (473-1445). Moderate.

August 6-7 (Saturday-Sunday) TBA
Two Hikes in Yosemite National Park (Toulumne area)
. First hike: Young Lake loop a 14.6 mile loop, with about 1,600 feet of gain, starting by Lembert Dome area at 8,600 feet. Destination is a series of lakes in a deep and wide glacial cirque. Great scenic views of majestic peaks. Upper lake nestled at a high meadow at 10,218. On the way back hike is mostly downhill, but toward the end an additional uphill, worth the effort. Moderately strenuous. Second hike: Mono Pass Dayhike about 9 miles RT, with an elevation gain about 1,000 feet that starts at 9,700 feet. Learn about flowers and fungi in the meadows. Great views of Mt. Gibbs, Mt. Dana, and the Kuna Crest. Side trip to mining cabins. On Mono pass see down to Bloody Canyon and Mono Lake. Route used by the area indians to trade. Moderately strenuous because of altitude. Leaders will camp out in White Wolf campground from 8/2 to 8/7. Welcome to join us anytime. Camping first come, first serve. ND. Leader: Lucrecia Belancio (775-851-9279; lucrecianature@gmail.com). Co-Leader: Donna Inversin (775-315-6763). Moderately Strenuous.

August 7 (Sunday) 8:30 a.m.
Mt. Tallac Dayhike
. Climb to the Mt. Tallac summit at 9,735 feet in Desolation Wilderness. Learn about the area ecology along the way. This hike involves over 2,500 feet of gain in elevation and about 10 miles of hiking. ND. Leader: John Ide (321-525-2050; johnide1@yahoo.com). Moderately Strenuous.

August 9 (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.

August 10 (Wednesday) 5:30 a.m.
Fast-Paced Wednesday Conditioning Hike
. Please refer to trip details July 6th. DOK. Leader: Holly Coughlin (473-1445). Moderately Strenuous.

August 11 (Thursday) 5:30 p.m.
Thursday Conditioning Hike
. See August 4, 2011 posting for details. DL. Leader: Grace Caudill (473-1445). Co-Leader: Ridge Walker (473-1445). Moderate.

August 12-14 (Friday-Sunday) TBA
Perseid Meteor Shower in the Black Rock
. We'll meet a group of other Black Rock enthusiasts and camp mid-playa to watch the Perseid Meteor Shower. Side trips to local hot springs. Potluck dinner/barbecue Saturday night. Learn about the Black Rock and local geology. Full moon will detract from the meteor shower, but be pretty too. Your car will get dusty! Sign up after 8/1. DL. Leader: David Book (775-843-6443). Easy.

August 13 (Saturday) 8:00 a.m.
Five Lakes at Carson Pass Dayhike
. Five Lakes and two snow banks. Hike from the ranger station off Hwy. 88 to Frog, Winnemucca, Round Top, Emigrant and Caples Lakes. This is about a 12 mile one-way hike with a vehicle shuttle. Elevation gain of about 1,500 feet with some cross country and boulder scrambling. Learn a bit about the history of the emigrant wagon trail in that area. Drivers will need $5 for parking fee. ND. Leader: T A Taro (775-530-2935). Moderately Strenuous.

August 13 (Saturday) 8:00 am
Lake Angela, Flora Lake, and Azalea Lake Dayhike
. Enjoy great swimming and wonderful views on this 6 mile loop, with 500 ft. of gain, while visiting three pretty, granitic, alpine lakes in the Donner Pass area. Learn about flora or fauna. DL. Leader: Valerie Andersen (775-544-3061; mtnval@sbcglobal.net). Co-Leader: Grace Caudill (775-233-6404; myoki@att.net). Moderately Easy.

August 13 (Saturday) 8:00 a.m.
Leavitt Peak Dayhike (11,659 ft.)
. Trek from Sonora Pass southward along the Pacific Crest Trail to the 11,659 ft. summit of Leavitt Peak. Learn about and see the high alpine environment of the central Sierra Nevada. Nine miles RT, 2000-ft elevation gain. Moderately strenuous. Trip limit 12. DL. Leader: Ridge Walker (853-8055; edc@unr.edu). Moderately Strenuous.

August 14 (Sunday) 9:00 a.m.
Appetite Warm-Up Dayhike
. Join us on a morning dayhike for two hours somewhere near the GBG Member's Picnic area. We'll hike 3-4 miles and have 500-800 feet of gain. Bring water and trail shoes. DOK. Leader: Holly Coughlin (331-7488). Moderately Easy.

August 14 (Sunday) 11:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Great Basin Group Annual Member's Picnic
. Join us for an afternoon of socializing and good food under the pines at Galena Park off the Mt. Rose Highway. We have reserved the Manzanita Group site off the second entrance to the right. The GBG will provide hamburgers and hotdogs for all. Bring a pot-luck dish to share, plate, and utensils. BYOB of choice, but we will have cool water available. Great opportunity to bring a friend and meet other members. Children welcome and dogs with leashes. Call for details. DOK. Leader: Holly Coughlin (331-7488). Easy.

August 16 (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.

August 17 (Wednesday) 5:30 a.m.
Fast-Paced Wednesday Conditioning Hike
. Please refer to trip details on July 6th. DOK. Leader: Holly Coughlin (473-1445). Moderately Strenuous.

August 18 (Thursday) 5:30 p.m.
Thursday Conditioning Hike
. See August 4, 2011 posting for details. DL. Leader: grace Caudill (473-1445). Co-Leader: Ridge Walker (473-1445). Moderate.

August 20 (Saturday) 9:00 a.m.
Carson Pass Wildflower Study Hike
. Slow-paced hike with spectacular vistas of mountains and lakes. A profusion of wildflowers which we will take time to identify and photograph. Hike is 5 miles with about 500 feet of gain. Optional swim in Frog Lake. Trip limit 12. ND. Leader: Joy Bridgeman (746-1313). Co-Leader: Melanie Scott (746-1313). Easy.

August 20 (Saturday) 9:00 a.m.
Gourmet Dayhike
. Have a wonderful day enjoying good food and hiking in the mountains to a scenic lake. Trip will be about 5-6 miles and 800 feet of gain. Location to be determined. Bring a special pot-luck dish to share. The lake will be good for swimming, too. Learn about the flora or fauna of the area. Trip limit 12. DOK. Leader: Holly Coughlin (331-7488). Moderate.

August 20 (Saturday) 8:00 a.m.
Red Lake and Steven's Peak near Carson Pass
. Hike to the summit of one of two peaks over 10,000 feet in elevation on a day hike in the Carson Pass area. Learn some history of the area. Over 2,000 feet of gain for the day in about six miles, mostly off trail. Wildflower viewing. For experienced and conditioned hikers. Drivers will need $5 for parking fee. ND. Leader: T A Taro (775-530-2935). Strenuous.

August 21 (Sunday) 8:30 a.m.
Freel Peak Dayhike (10,881 ft.)
. Peak back of the highest mountain in the Carson Range, located on the south rim of the Tahoe basin. Hiking mostly on the Tahoe Rim Trail, except for the final cross-country assault on the summit. Overview and lessons on the geologic history of this part of the Sierra. Eight miles RT, 2,500 ft. elevation gain. This hike is about 25 percent harder than Mt. Rose. Trip limit 12. DL. Leader: Ridge Walker (853-8055; edc@unr.edu). Co-Leader: Holly Coughlin (331-7488). Moderate.

August 22 (Monday) 6:30 p.m.
Great Basin Group Outings Meeting
. Join us as we plan outings for the October, November, and December calendar. Meeting will be on Holly's backyard deck. Bring a salad, bread, or dessert. BBQ meats and beverages provided. Call for details. (Reminder e-mail mid-August). DOK. Leader: Holly Coughlin (331-7488). Easy.

August 23 (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.

August 24 (Wednesday) 5:30 a.m.
Fast-Paced Wednesday Conditioning Hike
. Please refer to trip details July 6th. DOK. Leader: Holly Coughlin (473-1445). Moderately Strenuous.

August 25 (Thursday) 5:30 p.m.
Thursday Conditioning Hike
. See August 4, 2011 posting for details. DL. Leader: grace Caudill (473-1445). Co-Leader: Ridge Walker (473-1445). Moderate.

August 28 (Sunday) 8:30 a.m.
Chimney Beach to Marlette Lake Dayhike
. This is a less traveled route to Marlette Lake with fantastic views of Lake Tahoe. We'll climb from Highway 28 to Marlette Lake Dam and then follow the lake south until we connect up with the trail to Spooner Lake. We'll then turn off the Spooner Lake trail to curve around north again and meet up with the trail back to the cars. About 9 miles, 1,600 feet of gain. We'll have the opportunity to learn about the history of Marlette Lake, logging and fishing in the Tahoe Basin. DOK. Leader: Donna Inversin (775-315-06763; d_inversin@yahoo.com). Moderately Strenuous.

August 30 (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.

August 31 (Wednesday) 5:30 p.m.
Fast-Paced Wednesday Conditioning Hike
. Join us for an after-work hike somewhere in the hills surrounding the Truckee Meadows. Hikes are generally 4-5 miles and 800 to 1,200 feet of gain in 2 hours. Learn about places to hike, and flora or fauna that we observe. Bring water and trail shoes. Call hike hot-line. DOK. Leader: Holly Coughlin (473-1445). Moderately Strenuous.