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

November 3 (Saturday) 8:00 a.m.
Mt. Davidson Dayhike
. Highest peaks in the Virginia Range 7,664, overlooking Virginia City day hike of about 7 miles in a loop with about 1,000 feet of gain. Portions off trail, steep with brush. See a segment of one of the wooden flumes which brought water to VC. ND. Leader: T A Taro (775-530-2935). Moderately Strenuous.

November 11 (Sunday) 8:00 a.m.
Lahontan Shoreline Dayhike
. Veteran's Day hike at the Lahontan Reservoir near Silver Springs. Day hike of the shoreline. Enjoy the silence and stark beauty of this area. About five miles total on an in-and-out hike along the 'beach'. View some Tufa formations. Honor Veterans of all branches of service. Learn about cadance. Bring your flags. $1 CASH per person State Park fee. ND. Leader: T A Taro (775-530-2935). Moderately Easy.

November 11 (Sunday) 9:00 a.m.
Mt. Davidson Dayhike
. We will meet in south Reno and then go to our starting point on Geyger Grade, after setting up a car shuttle to Virginia City. The hike follows the spine of the Virginia Range to our destination where we head east to Mt. Davidson. Plan on lunch atop or near the peak. The hike is around 8 miles and has elevation of 1,000 feet. What makes the hike difficult is the very steep descent (about 1,000 feet) down the face of Mt. Davidson into lively Virginia City. Good knees are a must. Observe flora and fauna along the way (usually wild horses are in this area). We will take a break in V.C. before heading back to our cars. Bad weather cancels, but an alternate desert hike at lower elevation may be offered. DL. Leader: Holly Coughlin (331-7488; Co-Leader: Pat Kleames (359-5089). Moderately Strenuous.

November 11 (Sunday) 9:00 a.m.
Prison Hill North to South
. We'll meet at the first parking area in Silver Saddle Ranch off of Carson River Road. We will then take 1/2 of the cars back to Carson River Road and Fifth Street to start the hike. We will hike up the north side of Prison Hill and then follow the trails south along the ridge line to the south end of Prison Hill. We will then descend to the Mexican Dam and return to the cars via the Mexican Ditch Trail, giving us an opportunity to learn about this historic water diversion project. 7 miles 1,000 gain. ND. Leader: Donna Inversin (775-315-6763; Moderately Easy.

November 17 (Saturday) 8:00 a.m.
Cleaver Peak
. Cleaver Peak 6,711 feet. High Point in the Desert Mountains, near Buckland Station. OFF TRAIL with rock scrambling and some brush. About 8 miles RT and 2,400 feet of gain on an in and out. Great views from the summit. ND. Leader: T A Taro (775-530-2935). Strenuous.

November 18 (Sunday) 9:30 a.m.
Hidden Valley Loop Dayhike (Cancelled due to Weather)
. Fabulous vistas of the Truckee Meadows from the ridge above Hidden Valley. The beginning of the hike is very steep, but we will loop down a different trail that is more forgiving. Hike is around 7 miles and has 1,200 feet of gain. We will have lunch on the ridge. Learn about various flora and fauna that we will observe. DOK. Leader: Holly Coughlin (331-7488; Moderate.

November 18 (Sunday) 8:00 am
Lava Beds Ramble
. We'll visit one of Nevada's most interesting areas for rock formations. What is this type of rock really? Learn about how rock weathers and erodes. See the amazing elephant trunk arch. Bring cameras. The hike will be about 8 miles RT with about 800 feet of elevation gain. DOK. Leader: David von Seggern (775-303-8461; Moderate.