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

May 2 (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. Leader: Ridge Walker (473-1445). Co-Leader: Yvonne Jerome (473-1445). Moderately Easy.

May 4 (Saturday) 8:30 a.m.
Big Daddy AKA: Gin Peak
. We will hike up to the saddle of the Needle and then follow an animal trail with a small amount of rock scrambling. The elevation gain will be about 2,000 feet and round trip about 9 miles. Wonderful views of Pyramid Lake from an elevation of 6,600 feet. We will discuss the flora and fauna of the area; a very picturesque hike. Please bring plenty of water and sturdy hiking shoes. High profile vehicles are needed to make it to the trailhead. DL. Leader: Bill Myatt (775-233-3186; lovethesierras@yahoo.com). Co-Leader: Gail Myatt (775-750-1293; gailamontes@hotmail.com). Moderately Strenuous.

May 4 (Saturday) 7:30 a.m.
One day Amateur Radio Class
. Earn your Technician Class Amateur Radio license in just one day! No Morse code required! This class is a Review, not a complete class, so you must study on your own! For people who have studied on their own, the pass rate is about 95% but it's much lower if you haven't done your part! The test is at a 7th/8th grade level so adults don't really need to worry if they've studied a little ahead of time. We'll test immediately after the class so the info will be fresh in your mind! This license will enable you to communicate in the back country even if there is no cell service. Ideal for leaders and sweeps! $15 material cost + $15 exam fee, cash only. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED BY 5/1. For study information (some free!), practice tests, and additional information, visit www.renohamswap.com/one-day-ham-class/ ND. Leader: David Book KD7YIM (775-843-6443). Easy.

May 7 (Tuesday) 5:30 PM
Tuesday evening conditioning hike
. See the 04/16/2013 writeup for general information and go to our Meetup site (http://www.meetup.com/Sierra-Club-Hiking-Reno/) for details on this week's hike. DOK. Leader: David von Seggern (775-303-8461; vonseg1@sbcglobal.net). Easy.

May 9 (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. Leader: Yvonne Jerome (473-1445). Co-Leader: Ridge Walker (473-1445). Moderately Easy.

May 11-12 (Saturday-Sunday) TBA
Black Rock Hot Springs Tour
. In the Black Rock Desert, about 100 miles north of Reno. This is a back-up tour in case the weather is bad for the March 9-10 trip, but may happen anyway! Learn about the history and geography of the area, good first trip to the Black Rock. Exact itinerary will depend on playa conditions. Weather may be cool so be prepared! We'll probably have a potluck dinner Saturday! We may meet up in Reno Friday evening, call David for details for meeting time and location. Sorry no RV's or Trailers, high clearance vehicles. Leader is very familiar with the area. Primitive camping! Dogs Okay with leash and be prepared to pick up after them! We practice LNT. DOK. Leader: David Book (775-843-6443). Easy.

May 11 (Saturday) 8:00 a.m.
McClellan Peak Dayhike
. Hike near the historic Virginia City flume system on McClellan Peak near Carson City. The hike will be along a portion of the route of the circa 1870 wooden box flume which brought water from the Carson Range to Virginia City. About 10 miles with less than 800 feet of gain. Some off trail. High clearance 4-wheel drive vehicle necessary, or possible ride share. ND. Leader: T A Taro (775-530-2935). Moderately Strenuous.

May 14 (Tuesday) 5:30 PM
Tuesday evening conditioning hike
. See the 04/16/2013 writeup for general information and go to our Meetup site (http://www.meetup.com/Sierra-Club-Hiking-Reno/) for details on this week's hike. DOK. Leader: David von Seggern (775-303-8461; vonseg1@sbcglobal.net). Easy.

May 16 (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. Leader: Ridge Walker (473-1445). Co-Leader: Yvonne Jerome (473-1445). Moderately Easy.

May 18 (Saturday) 8:30 a.m.
Kayak Lahontan Reservoir (postponed until fall)
. Kayak and learn about Lanhontan's history and observe bird life along the shore. Plan to visit the petroglyphs, provided water is not too choppy to cross safely. Must have own kayak and be familiar with how to paddle. Bring life vest and clothing for the weather that day. ND. Leader: Holly Coughlin (775-331-7488; ladyhiker1@att.net). Moderate.

May 18 (Saturday) 8:00 a.m.
Lahontan Shoreline Dayhike
. Hike location is Lahontan Reservoir near Silver Springs. Hike the shoreline to celebrate Armed Forces Day, bring your U.S. Flag and learn about cadence. Enjoy the stark beauty of this area. About five miles total on an in-and-out hike along the 'beach'. View and learn about Tufa formations. An optional extension after lunch is to scale the ridges there. ND. Leader: T A Taro (775-530-2935). Moderate.

May 19 (Sunday) 3:00 p.m.
Hunter Creek Falls Dayhike
. This is a great hike that is close to Reno. Trip is about 5 miles RT and has about 800 feet of gain overall. We should have some wildflowers to view along the trail. Plan on lunch at the waterfall. Trail is rocky, so boots highly recommended. Dog okay with leash. Pace will be moderate. DOK. Leader: Stephanie Lashuk (347-429-2016). Co-Leader: Holly Coughlin (331-7488). Moderate.

May 19 (Sunday) 8:00 a.m.
Sagehen Creek Camas Lilies Dayhike
. Join us to witness one of the best flower displays in the Sierras. Spring brings a carpet of camas lily blooms to Sage Hen Creek every year in late May. Learn about how native Americans used them. This date is only a placeholder as we will need to gauge when the flowers are at full bloom. Please check our Meetup site at http://www.meetup.com//Sierra-Club-Hiking-Reno/events/calendar/ to find out the exact date. We may do it as an evening hike. RT of 4 miles with about 200 feet elevation change. DOK. Leader: David von Seggern (775-303-8461; vonseg1@sbcglobal.net). Co-Leader: Katy Christensen (mabelnv@hotmail.com). Moderately Easy.

May 21 (Tuesday) 5:30 PM
Tuesday evening conditioning hike
. See the 04/16/2013 writeup for general information and go to our Meetup site (http://www.meetup.com/Sierra-Club-Hiking-Reno/) for details on this week's hike. DOK. Leader: David von Seggern (775-303-8461; vonseg1@sbcglobal.net). Easy.

May 22 (Wednesday) 5:30 p.m.
Moderate Conditioning Hike
. This will be the beginning of my get-into-shape for summer, after-work hikes. All trips are 3-4 miles in length and have 800-1,800 feet of gain. Details will be posted on the Sierra Club hot-line or our Meet-up site. Learn about new places to hike in the Truckee Meadows and observe flora and fauna. Pace will be moderate and may get swifter as the summer progresses. Bring plenty of water and clothing for temperatures. DOK. Leader: Holly Coughlin (473-1445). Co-Leader: Jim Call (473-1445). Moderate.

May 23 (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. DOK. Leader: Yvonne Jerome (473-1445). Co-Leader: Ridge Walker (473-1445). Easy.

May 25-27 (Saturday-Monday) TBD
Black Rock Rendezvous
. A great first trip to the Black Rock! Expect several hundred people for a weekend of speakers, guided tours, kid's activities, visits to hot springs, a potluck dinner, raffles, etc. Learn about the history, geology, flora, and fauna of the area. Trailers and RV's OK, but no hook-ups. Dry camping only. We practice LNT. Sign up after 5/15. DOK. Leader: David Book (775-843-6443; declined). Co-Leader: Holly Coughlin (331-7488; ladyhiker1@att.net). Easy.

May 26 (Sunday) 8:00 a.m.
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. You will want to bring your camera for the great photo opportunities. The hike will be about 8 miles RT with about 800 feet of elevation gain. DOK. Leader: David von Seggern (775-303-8461; vonseg1@sbcglobal.net). Moderate.

May 28 (Tuesday) 6:30 p.m.
Outings Meeting
. All members welcome to join us and find out what goes into planning for outings. We will be submitting trips for July, August, and September. Bring a pot-luck dish to share. All beverages provided. If the weather is nice, we will enjoy the deck and backyard at Chuck and Gracie's home. Follow-up directions the week before the meeting. DOK. Leader: Chuck Oliveria (786-2988). Co-Leader: Holly Coughlin (331-7488). Easy.

May 28 (Tuesday) 5:30 PM
Tuesday evening conditioning hike
. See the 04/16/2013 writeup for general information and go to our Meetup site (http://www.meetup.com/Sierra-Club-Hiking-Reno/) for details on this week's hike. DOK. Leader: David von Seggern (775-303-8461; vonseg1@sbcglobal.net). Easy.

May 29 (Wednesday) 5:30 p.m.
Moderate Evening Conditioning Hike
. Please refer to details posted on 5-22. DOK. Leader: Holly Coughlin (473-1445). Co-Leader: Jim Call (473-1445). Moderate.

May 30 (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. Leader: Ridge Walker (473-1445). Co-Leader: Yvonne Jerome (473-1445). Moderately Easy.