October 2015 Outings Schedule
All area codes are 775 unless otherwise noted.

October 1 (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 . DOK. Leader: Ridge Walker, Co-Leader: Jeanne Kettler, Moderately Easy.

October 5 (Monday) 5:30 P.M.
Easy River Walk (one of the 11 different segments of the Truckee River)
. The Sierra Club Easy River Walk is a Monday evening, after-work walk and optional dining-out afterwards, that is between a 4-6 mile-long round trip covering a different 2 to 3 mile segment of the Truckee River. Specific hikes are repeated every 11 weeks. In total, the 11 segment hikes, covering about 30 miles, span from Floriston, CA to USA Parkway exit (I80 Exit 32)). A 12th segment involves a weekend-only hike that spans 7 miles (round-trip) from the end of Quilici Ranch Road (in Verdi NV) to the Fleish Suspension Bridge a mile inside California. After the Monday-night hike, which lasts from 105 to 135 minutes long, those interested in eating out nearby get together at a restaurant for post-hike fun and food. During the Winter months, this hike starts earlier than normal and attendees bring a hiking headlamp. The rest of the year, the hike starts at 5:30 pm. Refer to the meetup site for specific segment to be hiked and specific start time. http://www.meetup.com/Sierra-Club-Hiking-Reno/ . Ordinarily, the leaders are Roleigh Martin and Connie Webb. DOK. Leader: Roleigh Martin (952-905-0822; roleigh@pobox.com). Co-Leader: Connie Webb (775-772-4187; connie1274@outlook.com). Moderately Easy.

October 8 (Thursday) 8:00 A.M.
Buckland Station Day Hike
. Buckland Station near Silver Springs is a 10 mile loop, 0 gain, From Historic Buckland Station downstream along Carson River. Enjoy riparian habitat and fall leaves. Return on a segment of the Pony Express Trail. Learn some history. $1 per person State park walk in fee. Option to tour remains of Fort Churchill on your own after hike. ND. Leader: T A Taro (775-530-2935). Moderate.

October 8 (Thursday) 6:30-8:00 P.M.
Great Basin Group Program Meeting
. Join us for a presentation featuring world traveler and geologist Dick Benoit, who who lead us through a lively presentation of his expeditions to the Falkland Islands and the Antarctic. Meeting is in the Bartley Ranch building on the left hand side. ND. Leader: Charlotte Cox (775-848-0741). Easy.

October 11 (Sunday) TBA
Hidden Canyon Day Hike
. Join us on this hike to this beautiful area in the Virginia Mountains,north of Pyramid Lake. We'll start on a narrow canyon that takes us into some beautiful volcanic rock formations and a ridge where we will have expansive views of the area. This hike is not on a trail, but cross country. We'll hike as a group to enjoy our Nevada desert. About 8 miles RT with an elevation of 1,500 ft. DL. Leader: Lucrecia Belancio (775-410-1085; lucrecianature@gmail.com). Co-Leader: Dale Mericle (775-828-4941). Moderately Strenuous.

October 12 (Monday) 5:30 P.M.
Easy River Walk (one of the 11 different segments of the Truckee River)
. Please refer to 10-8 for details on hikes. Check out our meetup site for specific segment to be hiked and specific start time. http://www.meetup.com/Sierra-Club-Hiking-Reno/ . Ordinarily, the leaders are Roleigh Martin and Connie Webb. DOK. Leader: Roleigh Martin (952-905-0822; roleigh@pobox.com). Co-Leader: Connie Webb (775-772-4187; connie1274@outlook.com). Moderately Easy.

October 17 (Saturday) 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 1,500 elevation gain. DL. Leader: Ridge Walker (853-8055). Co-Leader: Charlotte Cox; Rhonda Jarrett (848-0741; 622-8698). Moderate.

October 18 (Sunday) 9:00 A.M.
Mt. Lola Day Hike
. Trek above 9,000 feet in Jeffrey Pine forest that offers solitude and top-of-the-world views. Hike has 2,600 feet of gain and over 10 miles RT. Participants must be experienced and fit. Expect 5-6 hours on the trail. Learn about flora or fauna we encounter. Call or e-mail us for details. DOK. Leader: Holly Coughlin (775-331-7488). Co-Leader: jim Call (freneticmarmot@gmail.com). Moderately Strenuous.

October 19 (Monday) 5:30 P.M.
Easy River Walk (one of the 11 different segments of the Truckee River)
. Please refer to 10-8 for information and go to our meetup site for specific segment to be hiked and specific start time. http://www.meetup.com/Sierra-Club-Hiking-Reno/ . Ordinarily, the leaders are Roleigh Martin and Connie Webb. DOK. Leader: Roleigh Martin (952-905-0822; roleigh@pobox.com). Co-Leader: Connie Webb (775-772-4187; connie1274@outlook.com). Moderately Easy.

October 22 (Thursday) 8:00 A.M.
Machado Post Piles Day Hike
. Fire and Ice, Machado Post piles, Carson Pass area. Existence confirmed in 1990. Hexagonal basalt columns possibly millions of years older than the Devils Postpiles near Mammoth. "Fire" was the lava; 'ice' was the glaciers, evidenced by numerous large erratics and glacial striation. Five mi. total on in-and-out; 800 ft. elevation, not on trail. ND. Leader: T A Taro (775-530-2935). Moderately Strenuous.

October 25 (Sunday) 8:00 AM
Hike Remarkable Pahsupp Mountain near Gerlach.
. This little-visited mountain off the Sulpher Road east of Gerlach is a jewel of weird and amusing granite formations. Photo opportunities abound. We will do a moderately easy cross-country hike up and around the peak and take in some interesting sights along the road at the base of the mountain. Bring your cameras. Optional hot springs soak. DOK. Leader: David von Seggern (775-303-8461; vonseg1@sbcglobal.net). Co-Leader: Dorothy Hudig (775-323-4835; hudig@sbcglobal.net). Moderately Easy.

October 25 (Sunday) TBA
Monkey Condos and The Skulls Day Hike
. This hike will takes to our own Red Rocks Area. You don't need to go to Southern Utah. Enjoy rock formations, junipers, and great views of mountains, especially of Pyramid Lake. We'll start on roads until we arrive to Monkey Condos, and then it will be cross-country. Plan on a loop returning on a creek bed to join the road back to the cars. Round trip around 8 miles and 1,500 elevation gain. DL. Leader: Lucrecia Belancio (775-410-1085; lucrecianature@gmail.com). Co-Leader: Jeanne Kettler (775-843-9828). Moderately Strenuous.

October 26 (Monday) 5:30 P.M.
Easy River Walk (one of the 11 different segments of the Truckee River)
. Please refer to10-8 for information and go to our meetup site for specific segment to be hiked and specific start time. http://www.meetup.com/Sierra-Club-Hiking-Reno/ . Ordinarily, the leaders are Roleigh Martin and Connie Webb. DOK. Leader: Roleigh Martin (952-905-0822; roleigh@pobox.com). Co-Leader: Connie Webb (775-772-4187; connie1274@outlook.com). Easy.

October 30 (Friday) 8:30 A.M.
Nevada Day Hike
. Come celebrate our State and ourselves making it 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: Cathy Schmidt; Rhonda Jarrett (240-3785; 622-8698). Moderately Strenuous.