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

July 4-7 (Thursday-Sunday) TBD
4th of July in the Black Rock
. Keep watching or call after 6/15 for additional information! No specific activities planned as of 2/2013, but this will be a very busy weekend in the Black Rock and there are usually fireworks besides! It's a shame to waste a long weekend so it'll probably be a car camp at a hot spring. Possible Amateur Radio Class on Sunday. Leader is very familiar w/ the area and can find plenty to do up there. Sorry, no RV's or Trailers, High Clearance Vehicles, primitive camping. Dogs on Leash, LNT so be prepared to pick up after them! Exact dates not set: There's no legal holiday on Friday 7/5 but many people will probably make a 4 day weekend out of it. DOK. Leader: David Book (775-843-6443). Easy.

July 4 (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.

July 6 (Saturday) 8:00 a.m.
Showers Lake via Meiss Ridge
. Showers Lake Loop hike begins at Carson Pass/Hwy 88. Trip is about 9 miles with scenic views along Meiss Ridge. Return through the Upper Truckee River watershed with grassy meadows and usually 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 trailhead. ND. Leader: T A Taro (775-530-2935). Moderately Strenuous.

July 10 (Wednesday) 5:45 P.M. - Ending time 8:00 P.M.
Ophir Creek Wednesday Conditioning Hike
. Meet at Davis Creek Park on the west side of Washoe Valley in the parking lot to the right, before entering the actual park. Hike is 4 miles long and has over 1,000 feet of gain. We will start hiking promptly at 6:00 P.M. Bring water, a snack, and clothing for weather conditions. Dogs are welcome, but must have a leash in the park. We will view flora and fauna, with an emphasis on bird sightings. Pace will be moderate to moderately fast. Not a good hike for beginners because of the steep grade and faster pace. DOK. Leader: Holly Coughlin (473-1445). Co-Leader: Jim Call (473-1445). Moderately Strenuous.

July 11 (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.

July 17 (Wednesday) 5:30 P.M.
Wednesday Conditioning Hike Hunter Creek
. This hike is along Hunter Creek in the Hunter Creek Canyon. Meet at the Hunter Creek Trailhead and plan to leave at 5:45. Bring plenty of water. This hike is about 4 miles in length and has 800 feet of gain. The pace will be moderate to moderately fast. We will discuss any interesting flora or fauna we sight. DOK. Leader: Holly Coughlin (473-1445). Co-Leader: Jim Call (473-1445). Moderate.

July 18 (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.

July 21 (Sunday) 7am at Starbucks off Mt. Rose highway.
Pennsylvania Creek
. Beautiful hike starting at Ebbetts Pass in the PCT going north. We will be greeted with magnificent volcanics peaks and formations. Also some granitic formations in lower part. We will pass by some lakes and hopefully still be able to see some wildflowers. Some of the trail pass thru forested areas, but most of it is exposed. Because of the length of 12 miles RT, altitude, and heat makes this hike difficult. Please bring the 10 essentials,enough water and food. We hike as a group so every member can enjoy nature. It is a whole day hike because of length of hike and travel time to the trailhead. This is one of my favorite hikes in the Sierra Nevada.Come, you will enjoy it!!! Dogs must be in leash or voice control, so they don't harass or molest wildlife. Rules by the Forest service. DL. Leader: Lucrecia Belancio (775-410-1085; lucrecianature@gmail.com). Moderately Strenuous.

July 21 (Sunday) 8:30 a.m.
Waterfall, Wildflowers, and Wings
. On Sunday, July 21st, we will do a loop hike to the Mt. Rose Waterfall and then take a connector trail behind it where we hope to see wildflowers and all the varieties of butterflies and moths that they attract. This will be done in conjunction with National Moth Week. We will meet at the Mt. Rose Summit Trailhead at 8:30 AM, will hike almost 7 miles on the loop, and will climb almost 800 ft. in elevation. Due to the fact that we will be climbing at an altitude of over 9000 ft., this will not be a beginner hike. You will need good hiking boots, lots of water, lunch, layers, hiking poles will be helpful, and cameras are encouraged! To reach the trailhead where we will meet, take S. Virginia St. south to the Mt. Rose Highway. Go west on Mt. Rose for 16 1/2 miles to the top of Mt. Rose Highway before it drops into the Meadow, and look for the Summit parking area and restrooms on your right. Hope to see you on Sunday the 21st on a hike filled with color and variety! ND. Leader: Yvonne Jerome (sjerome@att.net). Co-Leader: Kim Glasgow (kfcaloha@att.net). Moderate.

July 25 (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.

July 27 (Saturday) 8:00 a.m.
Elephant's Back Dayhike
. Elephant's Back is located at Carson Pass off Hwy. 88. 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. About 9.5 miles, some off trail. 1,700 feet of gain for the day. ND. Leader: T A Taro (775-530-2935). Moderately Strenuous.

July 27 (Saturday) 8:30 am
Jamison Lake
. Hike from Jamison Mine area outside of Graeagle to Jamison Lake. Learn about old mining operation. Views of waterfall, meadows and lakes, and creek crossings along the way. Swimming during lunch at Jamison Lake and traditional ice cream stop after hike are likely. 7 mi. RT and 1000 ft elevation gain. DL. Leader: Craig Mastos (775-348-1862; maquis@softcom.net). Moderate.