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

February 4 (Saturday) 8:00 a.m.
El Dorado Canyon near Dayton
. 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 neeeded, or possible ride share ND. Leader: T A Taro (775-530-2935). Moderately Strenuous.

February 4 (Saturday) 9:30 A.M.
Sagehen Creek Snowshoe
. Observe winter wildlife and animal tracks as we wind our way along Sagehen Creek to the end of Stampede Lake. If conditions are really good, we will trek over frozen ice bridges to witness some amazing ice formations along the creek. Trip is about 5 miles and has 400 feet of elevation gain. Some snowshoeing experience required. (Date change from 1-28 due to work commitment). DOK. Leader: Holly Coughlin (331-7488). Moderate.

February 4 (Saturday) 8:30 A.M.
Tamarack Peak Snowshoe
. We'll start at the TRT trailhead and go the long way around; the "easy" way to the summit. Enjoy rock formations and excellent views. Learn about flora and fauna we sight. No cotton clothing. ND. Leader: Lucrecia (851-9279; lucrecianature@gmail.com). Moderately Strenuous.

February 6 (Monday) 6:30 - 8:00 P.M.
GBG Ex Com Meeting
. Meeting location to be determined. Contact Valerie Andersen at mtval@sbcglobal.net for details. ND. Leader: Valerie Andersen (mtval@sbcglobal.net). Easy.

February 11 (Saturday) 9:30 A.M.
Snowshoe in the Mountains
. Have fun and get exercise on this snowshoe geared for beginners to intermediate level. Location depends on snow conditions. Trail will be relatively level and not to exceed 5 miles. Learn about flora and fauna on this trek. Bring snowshoes, poles, warm clothes, sunglasses, water, and lunch. DOK. Leader: Gracie Caudill (233-6404). Co-Leader: Chuck Oliveira (786-2988). Moderately Easy.

February 12 (Sunday) 8:45 a.m.
Rose Knob Peak
. We will snowshoe in an area south of Mt.Rose off highway 431.We will begin our snowshoe by Incline lake, go over the creek and up to Rose Knob area.The route is tru beautiful forest with some old growth.When we reach the saddle we are greeted with beautiful views of Lake tahoe and surrounding mountains.The outing is about 4 miles+ and with about 1000 feet elevation gain.It is a moderate strenous . Please remember that snowshoeing requires more energy than hiking and also the altitude.Wear the right clothing and be prepared for changing conditions.Bring layers, sunglasses,food and water. DL. Leader: Lucrecia Belancio (851-9279; lucrecianature@gmail.com). Co-Leader: Jim Gozar (). Moderately Strenuous.

February 19 (Sunday) TBA
Coldstream Valley Cross-Country Ski
. Moderately easy ski up the U-shaped Coldstream Valley behind Donner Memorial State Park in Truckee. Most of the route is fairly flat on roads, and we expect to make it up to Horseshoe Bend and beyond. Geared for "experienced" beginner and intermediate X-C skiers. 4-6 miles RT, depending on conditions, 200 feet elevation gain. We will learn about the Emigrant Trail, and the rigors of the Donner Party. ND. Leader: Ridge Walker (853-8055; edc@unr.edu). Moderately Easy.

February 25 (Saturday) 9:30 A.M.
Chickadee Ridge Snowshoe
. Rescheduled from Trails do to family emergency. Learn about our little feathered friends, the Chickadee, on this snowshoe to a ridge above Tahoe Meadows. Trip is geared for snowshoers with some experience. We will have lunch on the ridge overlooking beautiful Lake Tahoe. Outing is about 5 miles and 800 feet of elevation gain. DOK. Leader: Holly Coughlin (331-7488). Moderate.

February 25 (Saturday) 8:00 A.M.
Lahontan Petroglyphs
. Visit the rock panels on the shores of Lake Lahontan near Silver Springs. Learn some history of the area. High clearance, four wheel drive vehicles recommended, or ride share. 4 miles R/T, no significant elevation gain. ND. Leader: T A Taro (775-530-2935). Easy.