December 2013 Outings Schedule
All area codes are 775 unless otherwise noted.

December 7 (Saturday) 8:00 a.m.
Churchill Butte Dayhike
. Churchill Butte is near Silver Springs. We will scale the butte, overlooking historic Ft. Churchill, 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 decsents. ND. Leader: T A Taro (775-530-2935). Strenuous.

December 14 (Saturday) 8:30 a.m.
Skunk Harbor Snowshoe
. Join us for a snowshoe trek to the scenic harbor and historic house on Lake Tahoe. Trip is about 4 miles RT and has 800-1,000 feet of gain. Parking is limited so we will carpool to the trail head. Bring plenty of water, gear, and clothing for conditions. Bad weather for the day will cancel, but we will reschedule. DL. Leader: Gail Myatt (750-1293). Co-Leader: Bill Myatt (233-3186). Moderate.

December 15 (Sunday) 9:30 a.m.
Kyber's Meadow Dayhike or Snowshoe
. We plan to either hike or snowshoe depending upon conditions. This is a very interesting historic area featuring an old basque oven, the remnants of a stage coach stop, and a rock with petroglyphs. Trip is about 5 miles RT and around 600 feet of gain overall. DL. Leader: Holly Coughlin (331-7488). Co-Leader: Jim Call (420-6363). Moderate.

December 21 (Saturday) 8:00 a.m.
Carson River Railroads Dayhike
. Carson River Railroads is near Mound House. Day hike of about 11 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). Moderately Strenuous.