October 2012 Outings Schedule
All area codes are 775 unless otherwise noted.

October 6 (Saturday) 9:00 a.m.
Burt Canyon Dayhike
. Expect fall colors and view of Flat Iron Butte. Hike is about 9 miles RT and 1,000 feet of elevation gain. Observe flora and fauna, especially aspen groves. DL. Leader: Bill Myatt (233-3186). Co-Leader: Gail Myatt (750-1293). Moderate.

October 7 (Sunday) 8:00 am
Genoa Peak Dayhike
. We'll hike the new Genoa trail to Geno Peak. This is a challenging hike with many rewards as we climb the Sierra Front to the peak. The recent renovation of the trail should make the hike more enjoyable. Only seasoned hikers should consider this trip. Learn about Snowshoe Thompson at his gravesite. Approximately 12 miles RT with 4000' elevation gain. DOK. Leader: David von Seggern (775-303-8461; vonseg1@sbcglobal.net). Strenuous.

October 12-14 (Friday-Sunday) Call for information
Fall Hot Springs Tour
. October is a great time to visit the Black Rock Desert! The days are cooling off but the nights aren't freezing! The number of visitors is also starting to drop off! We'll probably meet up in Reno Friday night and head up to Gerlach. Depending on area conditions, we'll probably camp at Black Rock Hot Spring, visit another nearby hot spring, then stop at a third on the way out Sunday. LNT, dogs limited, on leash, be prepared to pick up dog waste. We'll probably do a potluck Saturday night Primitive car camping. High clearance 2WD/AWD required, some carpooling possible. No RV's or Trailers! Sign up 10/1-10/10. DL. Leader: David Book (775-843-6443). Co-Leader: Holly Coughlin (775-331-7488). Easy.

October 14 (Sunday) 9:00 a.m.
Spooner Summit Fall Colors Hike
. Hiking through the aspen groves around Spooner Summit. We will either head north toward Marlette Lake, or south along the TRT, depending on weather/trail conditions. Expect to see turning trees and busy squirrels and Clarks Nutcrakers preparing for the winter. Ten miles round trip with up to 1500' elevation gain. DL. Leader: Ridge Walker (853-8055). Co-Leader: Karen Todd (225-2805). Moderate.

October 20 (Saturday) 8:00 a.m.
Buckland Station
. 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, and Fall leaves. 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.

October 21 (Sunday) 8:45 a.m.
Spooner Lake to Marlett Lake Dayhike
. Join us on a fall colors hike to beautiful Marlette Lake via the hiker's trail from Spooner Lake. Hike will be about 8 miles RT and has about 1,000 feet of gain. Trail winds through aspen groves and pines. Learn about some of the flora and fauna we observe. We will have lunch somewhere near the lake and enjoy the views. Bring plenty of water, lunch, trail shoes, and clothing for weather. Dogs are welcome, but need to have a leash. DOK. Leader: Holly Coughlin (331-7488; ladyhiker1@att.net). Co-Leader: Terry Meredith (830-8875). Moderate.

October 26 (Friday) 8:30 a.m.
Nevada Day Hike
. Come celebrate our State and ourselves making in through one more year with the traditional peak bag of our local landmark, Peavine Mt. (8300'). We will try to find a good route up the "backside". Ten miles, 3300 feet elevation gain. Expect to learn a lot about the diverse habitats we will be climbing through, and if we are lucky, see some of the migrating mule deer. DL. Leader: Ridge Walker (853-8055). Co-Leader: Holly Coughlin (331-7488). Moderately Strenuous.

October 27 (Saturday) 8:00 a.m.
El Dorado Canyon
. El Dorado Canyon near Dayton. Day hike. 12 miles on an in and out, with under 600 feet of gain. Riparian habitat with many crossing of small stream. Lunch at the natural arch. Also a small slot canyon to view on the way out. Learn some history of the area. High clearance vehicle needed or ride share. ND. Leader: T A Taro (775-530-2935). Moderate.

October 28 (Sunday) 8:30 a.m.
Slaughter House Canyon/Skunk Harbor Fall Color Hike
. We will descend from the parking area on Highway 28 to Slaughter House Canyon Road, which we will then follow south and hopefully we will see some nice fall color. We will then return to Skunk Harbor Road and continue our descent to the lake for lunch and a visit to this historic site. About 7 miles with an 800 elevation gain at the end. ND. Leader: Donna Inversin (775-315-6763; donnanv1@gmail.com). Easy.