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

December 1 (Saturday) 8:00 a.m.
Churchill Butte
. Churchill Butte, near Silver Springs. We will scale the butte, overlooking historic Ft Churchill, and portions of the emigrant wagon route, ancient and modern Lake Lahontan, the Pony Express Trail and the Lincoln Hwy. Learn some history of the area. Day hike of about 9.5 miles, with at least 1,800 feet of gain for the day; all in the first four miles. Portions of hike are off trail with steep descents. ND. Leader: T A Taro (775-530-2935). Moderately Strenuous.

December 8 (Saturday) 8:30 a.m.
Juniper Basin Dayhike (Postponed until Spring due to Mud)
. Great overlook from the top of Honey Lake Valley and views of Pyramid Lake. Trip is about 12 miles for a RT loop and 1,500 feet of elevation. Learn about flora and fauna (possible big horn sheep sighting). DL. Leader: Pat Kleames (359-5089). Co-Leader: Holly Coughlin (331-7488; Moderately Strenuous.

December 15 (Saturday) 8:00 a.m.
Carson River Railroads
. Carson River Railroads near Moundhouse. Day hike of about 13 miles one way with a vehicle shuttle. Elevation gain of less than 1,000 feet. Hike along the scenic Carson River Canyon and learn about two of the railroads of the Comstock era. Portions of the hike are cross-country. ND. Leader: T A Taro (775-530-2935). Moderate.

December 16 (Sunday) 9:00 a.m.
Beginner's Snowshoe
. Beginner's Snow Shoe (Cross your fingers that we actually have snow this year). This is a level meadow perfect for the beginning and families. We will head out to Nevada Beach, and if we're lucky we may get to see the Bald Eagle that sometimes hangs out here in the winter. 2-4 miles depend on the return route. Off Hwy. 50 and 395 Carson City park and ride. ND. Leader: Donna Inversin (775-315-6763; Easy.