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

July 1 (Tuesday) 5:30 P.M.
Tuesday evening hike
. Tuesday evening hikes are easy and meant for nearly anyone. Check our MeetUp site (http://www.meetup.com/Sierra-Club-Hiking-Reno/events/calendar/) for details on this trip. DOK. Leader: David von Seggern (775-303-8461; vonseg1@sbcglobal.net). Easy.

July 2 (Wednesday) 5:30 P.M.
Wednesday Conditioning hike at Thomas Creek
. Join us for a moderately-fast paced hike beginning at the Thomas Creek Trailhead. We will hike a little over 4 miles RT and have 1,000 feet of gain as we trek along the creek and then return via the dirt road for a loop trip. View and learn about flora and fauna along the way. To get to the trailhead take the Mt. Rose Hwy. west to Timberline Dr. Go 1.2 mi. to the parking area on the left with a kiosk and restrooms. Bring a leash and baggie for dogs, plenty of water for you, and trail shoes. Do not need to call. DOK. Leader: Holly Coughlin Co-Leader: Jim Call Moderate.

July 3-6 (Thursday-Sunday) TBA
4th of July in the Black Rock
. Must call trip leader David at 775/843-six-four-four-three between 6/15 & 7/1 to learn actual meeting time & location ! We'll meet up Thursday evening and head up to the Black Rock Desert about 100 miles N. of Reno. We'll be camping on the edge of the Playa. Primitive camping, bring your own food, water, shovel for personal needs. This will be a busy weekend on the Playa as many people use this weekend as a "shake-down" for Burning Man! There will be big fireworks. Possible potluck one night. No activities scheduled at this writing but we'll probably visit hot springs and the Emigrant Trail and explore the area. Leader is very familiar with the area! Possible Ham Radio class one day. Are you a Ham already? Bring your radio, get area repeater info from trip leader! There will be lots of Ham activity on the Playa this weekend! High clearance vehicles, Dogs on leash! Be prepared to clean up after your dog. Voluntary $1 or $2 charges to pay for Sierra Club Leader 1st aid training. DL. Leader: David Book (775-843-6443). Easy.

July 3-6 (Thursday-Sunday) TBA
4th of July on the Playa
. 4th of July weekend. This is a really busy weekend on the Playa and in the Black Rock Desert as many Burners use this as a practice trip for Burning Man. There will be Fireworks and goodness knows what else. No specific events planned but who wants to waste a Holiday Weekend? Leader is very familiar with the area! DL. Leader: David Book (775-843-6443). Easy.

July 3 (Thursday) 5:30 P.M.
Moderate Evening Conditioning Hike
. Get in shape after work with an evening conditioning hike of 4-6 miles at a brisk pace. Elevation gain up to 1000 ft. Discover trails and learn about nature and geology in and around the Truckee Meadows. More info at: Meet Up site .
DL. Leader: Ridge Walker Co-Leader: Yvonne Jerome Moderately Easy.

July 6 (Sunday) 7:00 A.M.
Leavitt Peak Day hike
. This peak is in Emigrant Wilderness with the TH from Sonora Pass (elev 9,624). Most of the hike on the Pacific Crest trail, with a side trip to the peak at 11,570.Beautiful views of peaks,volcanic formations,lakes and hopefully will enjoy flowers. The hike is about 12 miles RT with an elevation of about 2400 feet over all. We will carpool to the TH which takes a little over 2 hours. This is a whole day outing because of length of hike and distance to the TH. One of my favorite hikes in the Sierra Nevada. DL. Leader: Lucrecia Belancio (775-410-1085; lucrecianature@gmail.com). Moderately Strenuous.

July 6 (Sunday) 8:00 A.M.
Schneider Cow Camp Loop at Carson Pass
. We will take an alternative route to and from Shower's Lake through wildflower areas and great vistas. About 10 miles RT and 1,800 feet of gain. Learn some history of the area. High clearance vehicles needed or ride-share. ND. Leader: T A Taro (775-530-2935). Moderately Strenuous.

July 8 (Tuesday) 5:30 P.M.
Tuesday evening hike
. Tuesday evening hikes are easy and meant for nearly anyone. Check our MeetUp site (http://www.meetup.com/Sierra-Club-Hiking-Reno/events/calendar/) for details on this trip. DOK. Leader: David von Seggern (vonseg1@sbcglobal.net). Easy.

July 10 (Thursday) 5:30 P.M.
Moderate Evening Conditioning Hike
. Get in shape after work with an evening conditioning hike of 4-6 miles at a brisk pace. Elevation gain up to 1000 ft. Discover trails and learn about nature and geology in and around the Truckee Meadows. More info at: Meet Up site .
DL. Leader: Yvonne Jerome, Co-Leader: Ridge Walker Moderately Easy.

July 12 (Saturday) 8:30 A.M.
Lola Montez Lakes
. Lower and Upper Lola Montez Lakes near Soda Springs. Six miles round trip for the lower lake. Add another 2 miles round trip for the upper lake, much of it cross-country. Nice swimming. A couple of creek crossings, sometimes difficult if the winter was hard. Around 1000 ft gain. DOK. Leader: Craig Mastos (775-348-1862; maquis@softcom.net). Moderate.

July 13 (Sunday) 9:00 A.M.
Chocolate Peak (9402')
. Climb to the top of Chocolate Peak from Galena Creek County Park via Church's Pond, and halfway up the eastern slopes of Mt. Rose. We will also visit Contact Pass, and points beyond. About 8-10 mi, half cross-country on rocky terrain, 3500-ft gain, very steep, not for wimps. Bring the usual essentials. Expect to see high-altitude trees, and historical points of interest. DL. Leader: Ridge Walker (853-8055). Co-Leader: Randy McNatt (852-0733). Strenuous.

July 13 (Sunday) 10:00 A.M.
Navigational Arrow and Hole in the Wall Day Hike
. The trail is 6 miles RT and 800 feet of gain. We will have great views of Reno, and see the navigational arrow built in the 1920's. We have seen 2 snakes on this hike this year. The trail is mainly hard dirt surface with a few sandy or rocky areas. Please bring plenty of water and wear hiking shoes. Dogs welcome on leash. This is a popular dog walking trail. Meet behind the Patagonia Outlet near the river. Call for details. DL. Leader: Bill Myatt (775-233-3186; lovethesierras@yahoo.com). Co-Leader: Gail Myatt (775-750-1293; gailmyatt@hotmail.com). Moderate.

July 15 (Tuesday) 5:30 P.M.
Tuesday evening hike
. Tuesday evening hikes are easy and meant for nearly anyone. Check our MeetUp site (http://www.meetup.com/Sierra-Club-Hiking-Reno/events/calendar/) for details on this trip. DOK. Leader: David von Seggern (vonseg1@sbcglobal.net). Easy.

July 16 (Wednesday) 5:30 P.M.
Wednesday Conditioning Hike above Caughlin Ranch
. This hike will be around 5 miles and 1,400 feet of gain on the Hunter Creek Rd. To get there take I 80 W. to McCarren Blvd. and turn left. Go 3.4 mi. to Caughlin Pkwy. and turn Rt. Go .1 mi. to Village Green Parkway and turn Lt. Proceed to Pine Haven and turn Lt. and follow to where it turns into a dirt road. Bring plenty of water and trail shoes. Learn about flora or fauna along our route. Do not need to call. DOK. Leader: Jim Call (freneticmarmot@gmail.com). Co-Leader: Holly Coughlin (). Moderately Strenuous.

July 17 (Thursday) 5:30 P.M.
Moderate Evening Conditioning Hike
. Get in shape after work with an evening conditioning hike of 4-6 miles at a brisk pace. Elevation gain up to 1000 ft. Discover trails and learn about nature and geology in and around the Truckee Meadows. More info at: Meet Up site .
DL. Leader: Ridge Walker Co-Leader: Lucrecia Belancio Moderately Easy.

July 19 (Saturday) 8:00 A.M.
Elephant's Back Dayhike
. Visit Frog, Winnemucca, and Round Top Lakes. Scale the Elephant's Back and enjoy sweeping views of the high Sierra. Possible return by Woods Lake including hiking on a portion of the emigrant wagon train route. Wild flowers should be in full display. Learn about some of the history of the area. 9.5 miles and 1,700 feet of elevation gain for the day. ND. Leader: T A Taro (775-530-2935). Strenuous.

July 20 (Sunday) TBA
Mt. Rose Dayhike
. Summit Mt. Rose at 10,776 feet on this 10 mile hike with 2,400 feet of gain. We should see many wildflowers in the meadow. Pace will be moderate. Call for details. Dogs need leash for early part of trail. DOK. Leader: Stephanie Lashuk (347-429-2016). Moderately Strenuous.

July 22 (Tuesday) 5:30 P.M.
Tuesday evening hike
. Tuesday evening hikes are easy and meant for nearly anyone. Check our MeetUp site (http://www.meetup.com/Sierra-Club-Hiking-Reno/events/calendar/) for details on this trip. DOK. Leader: David von Seggern (vonseg1@sbcglobal.net). Easy.

July 23 (Wednesday) 5:30 P.M.
Wednesday Conditioning Hike Hunter Creek
. Join us on an after-work hike up the Hunter Creek Trail. We will go 4 mi. RT with 800 feet of gain. Learn about flora or fauna along the way. To get there take I 80 W. to McCarren and turn Lt. Go to Mayberry and turn Rt. Turn Lt. at Plateau Rd. or Juniper Ridge. Follow to Woodchuck and make a Rt. Park in lot with kiosk and restrooms. Bring plenty of water and trail shoes. Do not need to call. DOK. Leader: Holly Coughlin Co-Leader: Jim Call Moderate.

July 24 (Thursday) 5:30 P.M.
Moderate Evening Conditioning Hike
. Get in shape after work with an evening conditioning hike of 4-6 miles at a brisk pace. Elevation gain up to 1000 ft. Discover trails and learn about nature and geology in and around the Truckee Meadows.
More info at: Meet Up site .
DL. Leader: Yvonne Jerome Co-Leader: Ridge Walker Moderately Easy.

July 26 (Saturday) 8:30 A.M.
Jamison Lake Day Hike
. Hike from Jamison Mine to Jamison Lake in the Graeagle area. About 1000 ft gain and 4-5 mile RT. A great lake for a swim. DOK. Leader: Craig Mastos (775-348-1862; maquis@softcom.net). Moderate.

July 27 (Sunday) 8:30 A.M.
Chimney Beach to Marlette Dayhike
. This is a less traveled route to Marlette Lake with fantastic views of Lake Tahoe. We'll climb from Hwy. 28 to Marlette Dam. About 7 miles and 1,200 feet of gain. View flora and fauna along the way. DL. Leader: Bill Myatt (775-233-3186; bill.myatt@gmail.com). Co-Leader: Gail Myatt (775-750-1293; gailmyatt@hotmail.com). Moderate.

July 27 (Sunday) 9:00 A.M.
Snowflower Peak (10,243')
. Hike to the top of Snowflower Mountain, elevation 10,243', on the crest of the Carson Range, above the headwaters of Thomas Creek. Moderately strenuous at 3,000' gain, and 10 mi. RT; with a mile of cross-country over loose volcanic rock in the final summit assault. Learn of geology, high-altitude flora and fauna, an the history of the misnomer. Hardy hikers only. DL. Leader: Ridge Walker (853-8055). Co-Leader: Randy McNatt (852-0733). Moderately Strenuous.

July 29 (Tuesday) 5:30 P.M.
Tuesday evening hike
. Tuesday evening hikes are easy and meant for nearly anyone. Check our MeetUp site (http://www.meetup.com/Sierra-Club-Hiking-Reno/events/calendar/) for details on this trip. DOK. Leader: David von Seggern (vonseg1@sbcglobal.net). Easy.

July 30 (Wednesday) 5:30 P.M.
Wednesday Conditioning Hike White Creek
. Join us on an after-work hike that will be around 4 miles RT and 1,000 feet of gain. To get to the trail take the Mt. Rose Hwy. W. to Timberline Dr. and turn RT. Go .5 mi. to the turnoff for White's Creek Trailhead to the Lt. Follow .08 mi. to a parking area with kiosk and restrooms. Learn about flora or fauna along the way. Bring plenty of water and trail shoes. Do not need to call. DOK. Leader: Holly Coughlin Co-Leader: Jim Call Moderate.

July 31 (Thursday) 5:30 P.M.
Moderate Evening Conditioning Hike
. Get in shape after work with an evening conditioning hike of 4-6 miles at a brisk pace. Elevation gain up to 1000 ft. Discover trails and learn about nature and geology in and around the Truckee Meadows.
More info at: Meet Up site .
DL. Leader: Yvonne Jerome Co-Leader: Ridge Walker Moderately Easy.