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

June 29 - July 1 (Friday-Sunday) TBA
Emigrant Trails in the Black Rock
. We'll probably leave Friday evening and head up to meet a group of Trails West people who are doing a survey of the Emigrant trail between Double Hot Springs and Mud Meadows abut 20 miles north. Some hiking, driving, time in hot springs. We'll probably visit the ghost town site of Hardin City and the Lassen-Clapper Murder site nearby. Sorry, no RV's or Trailers, 4 WD strongly prefered. Sign up 6/15-6/27. ND. Leader: David Book (775-843-6443). Easy.

July 3 (Tuesday) 5:30 PM
Tuesday evening hike
. Tuesday hikes are geared toward the beginning hiker. Trips are about 2-3 miles RT and 1 to 2 hours in duration. We take fairly easy trails in and around the Truckee Meadows and walk at a pace comfortable for all. See our MeetUp schedule under "Sierra Club Hiking Reno" for particular information on each week's hikes. DOK. Leader: David von Seggern (775-303-8461; vonseg1@sbcglobal.net). Easy.

July 5 (Thursday) 5:30 p.m.
Moderate Evening Conditioning Hike
. Join us for evening conditioning hikes of 3-5 miles at a moderate pace, with elevation gain 750-1000 ft. Discover trails and learn about nature and geology in and around the Truckee Meadows. Trail information, including if dogs are allowed, will be posted on the hotline the Tuesday prior. DL. DL. Leader: Ridge Walker (473-1445). Co-Leader: Yvonne Jerome (473-1445; sjerome@att.net). Moderately Easy.

July 7 (Saturday) 8:30 a.m.
Lola Montez Dayhike
. Hike to lower lake for lunch and swimming and quasi-cross-country to upper lake for additional swimming and sight-seeing. View flora and fauna along the way. 8 miles RT, 1,000 ft gain. DL. Leader: Craig Mastos (775-348-1862; maquis@softcom.net). Moderate.

July 8-10 (Sunday-Tuesday) 9:00 a.m.
Backpack in Desolation Wilderness
. Trip will begin at the Meeks Bay Trailhead. We will camp at either Stony Ridge (6.03 miles in) or Rubicon Lake (7.75 miles in) in the Desolation Wilderness. On Monday, we will explore other lakes in the area. Backpack is limited to members with experience. There is a $5 per night wilderness fee. I have reserved 4 spots. Learn about and practice LNT principals. Trip limit 4. DL. Leader: Holly Coughlin (331-7488; ladyhiker1@att.net). Moderate.

July 10 (Tuesday) 5:30 PM
Tuesday evening hike
. Tuesday hikes are geared toward the beginning hiker. Trips are about 2-3 miles RT and 1 to 2 hours in duration. We take fairly easy trails in and around the Truckee Meadows and walk at a pace comfortable for all. See our MeetUp schedule under "Sierra Club Hiking Reno" for particular information on each week's hikes. DOK. Leader: David von Seggern (775-303-8461; vonseg1@sbcglobal.net). Easy.

July 11 (Wednesday) 5:30 p.m.
Moderately Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike
. Join us on an outing in the hills surrounding the Truckee Meadows. Hikes are 4-5 miles and may have 800-1,400 feet of gain. Bring plenty of water, trail shoes, and dress for weather. We hike for 2 hours, as a group. Learn about the flora or fauna we observe along the trail. DOK. Leader: Holly Coughlin (473-1445; ladyhiker1@att.net). Moderately Strenuous.

July 12 (Thursday) 5:30 p.m.
Moderate Evening Conditioning Hike
. Join us for evening conditioning hikes of 3-5 miles at a moderate pace, with elevation gain 750-1000 ft. Discover trails and learn about nature and geology in and around the Truckee Meadows. Trail information, including if dogs are allowed, will be posted on the hotline the Tuesday prior. DL. DL. Leader: Yvonne Jerome (473-1445; sjerome@att.net). Co-Leader: Ridge Walker (473-1445). Moderately Easy.

July 13-15 (Friday-Sunday) 2:00 p.m.
Sheldon Wildlife Refuge fence Removal
. Remove fence in the Sheldon Refuge to help antelope habitat! This has been a huge benefit to the native Pronghorn. Please join us on a car camping service outing in the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge. All meals except lunch provided. For full details contact Graham. DOK. Leader: Graham Stafford (775-686-8578; graham@grahamstafford.com). Co-Leader: Pat Bruce (pbruce@nevadawilderness.org). Easy.

July 14 (Saturday) 9:00 a.m.
Dardinells Lake Day Hike
. Join us on a day hike through conifers, thistles, and granite fields. Dardinells Lake is nestled in a granite basin among wildflowers and chipmunks. It is usually good for swimming, too. Hike is approximately 8 miles and 800 feet of gain. Must have leash for dogs. DL. Leader: Bill Myatt (775-233-3186). Co-Leader: Gail Myatt (775-750-1293). Moderate.

July 14 (Saturday) TBA
Easy Map and Compass Class
. We'll meet and do the "classroom" session at the trailhead in the Reno area. We'll discuss compasses, maps, contour lines, and general back country navigation both on foot and by vehicle. After the class, we'll take a brief hike to put what you've learned into practice. Leader is a long-time desert rat and search and rescue member. About day. DOK. Leader: David Book (775-843-6443). Easy.

July 14 (Saturday) 8:00 a.m.
Shower's Lake at Carson Pass/Hwy 88
. Day hike of about 9 miles in a loop through wildflowers with scenic views along Meiss Ridge. Return through the Upper Truckee River watershed with grassy meadows usually with a profusion of wildflowers. Elevation gain about 2,000 feet for the day. Learn some history of the area. Drivers will need $5 cash for parking fee at Trail Head. ND. Leader: T A Taro (775-530-2935). Strenuous.

July 15 (Sunday) 9:00 a.m.
Andesite and Castle Peaks
. Hike to Andesite and Castle Peaks. Study the natural history of the area with particular focus on the wildflowers. Includes steep and off-trail sections. Approximately 7 miles and 2000' gain in elevation. ND. Leader: John Ide (321-525-2050; johnide1@yahoo.com). Co-Leader: Martin Mace (745-4703). Moderately Strenuous.

July 17 (Tuesday) 5:30 PM
Tuesday evening hike
. Tuesday hikes are geared toward the beginning hiker. Trips are about 2-3 miles RT and 1 to 2 hours in duration. We take fairly easy trails in and around the Truckee Meadows and walk at a pace comfortable for all. See our MeetUp schedule under "Sierra Club Hiking Reno" for particular information on each week's hikes. DOK. Leader: David von Seggern (775-303-8461; vonseg1@sbcglobal.net). Easy.

July 18 (Wednesday) 5:30 p.m.
Moderately Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike
. Join us on an outing in the hills surrounding the Truckee Meadows. Hikes are 4-5 miles and may have 800-1,400 feet of gain. Bring water and trail shoes. We hike for about 2 hours. Learn about the flora and fauna we observe. DOK. Leader: Holly Coughlin (473-1445; ladyhiker1@att.net). Moderately Strenuous.

July 19 (Thursday) 5:30 p.m.
Moderate Evening Conditioning Hike
. Join us for evening conditioning hikes of 3-5 miles at a moderate pace, with elevation gain 750-1000 ft. Discover trails and learn about nature and geology in and around the Truckee Meadows. Trail information, including if dogs are allowed, will be posted on the hotline the Tuesday prior. DL. DL. Leader: Ridge Walker (473-1445). Co-Leader: Yvonne Jerome (473-1445; sjerome@att.net). Moderately Easy.

July 20-22 (Friday-Sunday) 2:00 p.m.
Range Allotment Survey (1 hour north of Tonopah)
. Grazing monitoring in the Alta Toquima Range. Work with the Forest Service to gather info of the impacts of grazing on public lands. All meals included except lunch. For full details contact Graham. ND. Leader: Graham Stafford (775-686-8578; graham@grahamstafford.com). Co-Leader: Wes Hoskins (762-6730; wes@nevadawilderness.org). Moderate.

July 21 (Saturday) 930 a.m.
Ginny Lake Day Hike
. Stroll through the verdant vales above Tahoe Meadows to the seldom-visited glaciated basin that holds Ginny Lake. Hope to see deer, marmots, and grouse. After lunching there, we will climb to the saddle to the north, and loop back home along the Tahoe Rim Trail. 8 miles RT with 1000-ft elevation gain. DL. Leader: Ridge Walker (853-8055; edc@unr.edu). Co-Leader: Stephanie Lashuk (410-5562). Moderate.

July 21 (Saturday) 8:30 am
Jamison Lake
. Hike to Jamison Lake from Jamison Mine area near Graeagle. Observe flora an fauna along the way. 6 miles RT, 1,000 ft. gain. DL. Leader: Craig Mastos (775-348-1862; maquis@softcom.net). Moderate.

July 22 (Sunday) 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Sierra Club Member's Summer Party at the Galena Fish Hatchery
. Join us for a fun afternoon of socializing, eating good food, and listening to entertaining music. Our social is geared for everyone, including families. Special activities for children will be hosted by the Great Basin Outdoor School. Bring a dish to share and beverage of your choice. Look for the Summer Party article for more details. DOK. Leader: Valerie Andersen (mtval@sbcglobal.net). Co-Leader: Holly Coughlin (ladyhiker1@att.net). Easy.

July 24 (Tuesday) 5:30 PM
Tuesday evening hike
. Tuesday hikes are geared toward the beginning hiker. Trips are about 2-3 miles RT and 1 to 2 hours in duration. We take fairly easy trails in and around the Truckee Meadows and walk at a pace comfortable for all. See our MeetUp schedule under "Sierra Club Hiking Reno" for particular information on each week's hikes. DOK. Leader: David von Seggern (775-303-8461; vonseg1@sbcglobal.net). Easy.

July 25 (Wednesday) 5:30 p.m.
Moderately Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike
. Join us on an outing in the hills surrounding the Truckee Meadows. Hikes are 4-5 miles and may have 800-1,400 feet of gain. Bring water and trail shoes. We hike for 2 hours. Learn about flora and fauna along the way. DOK. Leader: Holly Coughlin (473-1445; ladyhiker1@att.net). Moderately Strenuous.

July 26 (Thursday) 5:30 p.m.
Moderate Evening Conditioning Hike
. Join us for evening conditioning hikes of 3-5 miles at a moderate pace, with elevation gain 750-1000 ft. Discover trails and learn about nature and geology in and around the Truckee Meadows. Trail information, including if dogs are allowed, will be posted on the hotline the Tuesday prior. DL. DL. Leader: Yvonne Jerome (473-1445; sjerome@att.net). Co-Leader: Ridge Walker (473-1445). Moderately Easy.

July 28 (Saturday) 9:00 a.m.
Bike Ride the New I 580 Northbound
. Put this date on your calendar for a once in a lifetime opportunity to ride your bike or walk on the new I 580/US 395 from Washoe Valley to the Mt. Rose Highway. We plan to ride our bikes, starting near the Mt. Rose entrance to the end in Washoe Valley and then turn around and ride back. I will update the website as I get more information regarding the exact distance and elevation gain. The highway will be open for walking/biking from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Possible lunch destination afterward for our group. Participants must wear a helmet. ND. Leader: Holly Coughlin (331-7488; ladyhiker1@att.net). Moderate.

July 28 (Saturday) 8:00 a.m.
Elephant's Back at Carson Pass/Hwy 88
. Day hike to visit Frog, Winnemucca, and Round Top Lakes. Scale the Elephant's Back and enjoy sweeping views of the high Sierra. Possibly return by Woods Lake including hiking on a portion of the emigrant wagon train route. Wild flowers should be in full display. Learn about the history of area. 9.5 miles, 1,700 feet of gain for the day. Portions off trail with boulder scrambling and brush. Drivers will need $5 cash for the parking fee at the Trail Head. ND. Leader: T A Taro (775-530-2935). Strenuous.

July 29 (Sunday) 8:00 a.m.
Echo Lake to Aloha Lake Dayhike
. We'll take the water taxi ($10.00 per person each way) from lower Echo Lake to upper lake and start out the hike into Desolation Wilderness from there. Learn about this wilderness area. Trip is 11 miles RT and 1,000 feet of gain. ND. Leader: Donna Inversin (775-315-6763; donnanv1@gmail.com). Moderate.

July 29 (Sunday) 8:30 a.m.
Mt. Elwell and the Lakes Basin Dayhike
. Our hike will start at the Lakes Basin Campground in the Graeagle area. This trip will take us by six mountain lakes, including Long Lake which is quite large. Usually, there are many wildflowers to observe, including tiger lilies. The hike is about 8 miles in length and has 1,760 feet of overall gain. We will have lunch atop Mt. Elwell and enjoy vistas that often reach to Mt. Lassen. Trip limit 14. DOK. Leader: Holly Coughlin (331-7488; ladyhiker1@att.net). Co-Leader: Stephanie (slashuk@peoplepc.com). Moderately Strenuous.

July 29 (Sunday) 8:30 a.m.
Showers Lake from Carson Pass
. Hike through wildflowers and grassy meadows, usually an explosion of wildflowers. The Pinstimmin, Lupine, Mule's Ear and many more are blossoming, come to see who can identify the most wildflowers! Marmots, butterflies, and mosquitoes are very frequently seen. Hike is about 10 miles RT and 800 feet of gain. Drivers will need $5 cash for parking fee at trailhead. Dogs on leash. DL. Leader: Bill Myatt (775-750-1293). Co-Leader: Gail Myatt (775-233-3186). Moderate.

July 31 (Tuesday) 5:30 PM
Tuesday evening hike
. Tuesday hikes are geared toward the beginning hiker. Trips are about 2-3 miles RT and 1 to 2 hours in duration. We take fairly easy trails in and around the Truckee Meadows and walk at a pace comfortable for all. See our MeetUp schedule under "Sierra Club Hiking Reno" for particular information on each week's hikes. DOK. Leader: David von Seggern (775-303-8461; vonseg1@sbcglobal.net). Easy.