October 2014 Outings Schedule
All area codes are 775 unless otherwise noted.

October 5 (Sunday) TBA
Gloria's Peak Day Hike
. Come and join us on this beautiful trek in the Pah Rah Range.Great views of Pyramid Lake most of the hike. Great rock formations.Hike is about 8 miles. We will use roads and some cross country. Moderately strenuous due to terrain. Elevation gain is about 1,800 ft., we will take our time though. DL. Leader: Lucrecia Belancio (775-410-1085; lucrecianature@gmail.com). Co-Leader: Dale Mericle (828-4941). Moderately Strenuous.

October 6 (Monday) 6:00 p.m.
ExCom Meeting
. The Great Basin Group ExCom meets to discuss programs, outings, membership, and other group matters at Swill Wine and Coffee. Any members are welcome to sit in. DOK. Leader: Holly Coughlin (775-331-7488). Easy.

October 9 (Thursday) 7:00 p.m.
Monthly General Meeting
. Ned Tibbits from Mountain Education will present information about mountain safety and about his charitable organization. We meet at the Schoolhouse at Bartley Ranch this one time. Come at 6:30 PM for social. Our general meetings are open to the public. See our web page at www.toiyabe.sierraclub.org/gbgroup/ for details. ND. Leader: Caron Tayloe (crntayloe@gmail.com). Co-Leader: David VonSeggern (vonseg1@sbcglobal.net). Easy.

October 11 (Saturday) 8:00 a.m.
Buckland Station Fall Leaves Day Hike
. Buckland Station is south of Silver Springs. This nearly 10 mile loop hike on flat ground will start at historic Buckland Station, proceed downstream along the Carson River enjoying the riparian habitat, and Fall leaves. Return will be on a segment of the Pony Express Trail route. Learn some history of the area. $1 per person State Park walk-in fee. Option to tour the remains of Fort Churchill on your own after the hike. Learn some history of the area ND. Leader: T A Taro (775-530-2935). Moderate.

October 17-19 (Friday-Sunday) 6:30 p.m.
Black Rock Hot Springs Car Camp
. Fall is a great time to visit the Black Rock since it's started to cool off and there aren't as many people. We'll meet up Friday evening after work and head on up, camping Friday night at a Trego Hot Springs, a natural hot spring near Gerlach. Then in the morning we'll head to another, prettier hot spring with a side trip to a third nearby hot spring. Learn about the Black Rock! On the way back, we'll probably visit the site of the Burning Man to check their clean-up. Leader is very familiar with the area. Remote area, probably no cell service, High Clearance vehicles but 4WD not needed. No RV's/Trailers but Campers OK. Must Signup 10/1 - 10/15 ! DOK. Leader: David Book (775-843-6443; declined). Easy.

October 18 (Saturday) 8:00 a.m.
El Dorado Canyon Day Hike
. El Dorado Canyon is near Dayton. This hike is slightly over 12miles on an in and out, with under 900 feet of gain. Riparian habitat with many crossing of small stream. Lunch at the natural arch. Also, a small slot canyon to hike and view on the way out. Learn some history of the area. High clearance vehicle needed or ride share. ND. Leader: T A Taro (775-530-2935). Moderately Strenuous.

October 19 (Sunday) 9:00 a.m.
Spooner Summit Fall Colors Hike
. We will be Hiking through the aspen groves around Spooner Summit. We will either head north toward Marlette Lake, or south along the TRT, depending on weather/trail conditions. Expect to see turning trees and busy squirrels and Clark's Nutcrackers preparing for the winter. Ten miles round trip with up to 1500' elevation gain. DL. Leader: Ridge Walker, (853-8055). Moderate.

October 25 (Saturday) 9:30 a.m.
Marlette Lake Day Hike
. Hike from the beginning of the trailhead at Spooner Lake to Marlette Lake and view beautiful fall colors. Hike will be a little over 10 miles RT and has over 1,200 feet of gain. We'll have lunch at the lake and learn about the native fish species. There is a state park parking fee, which can be split by carpooling. Dog must have leash. Trip limit 12. DL. Leader: Holly Coughlin (331-7488; ladyhiker1@att.net). Co-Leader: Jim Call (775-420-6363; freneticmarmot@gmail.com). Moderate.

October 31 (Friday) 8:30 a.m.
Nevada Day Hike
. Come celebrate our State and ourselves making in through one more year with the traditional peak bag of our local landmark, Peavine Mt. at 8,300 feet. We will try to find a good route up the "backside". Ten miles, 3,300 feet of elevation gain. Expect to learn a lot about the diverse habitats we will be climbing through, and if we are lucky, see some of the migrating mule deer, and the aspens in fall colors. DL. Leader: Ridge Walker, (853-8055). Co-Leader: Holly Coughlin (331-7488). Moderately Strenuous.