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

April 29 - May 1 (Wednesday-Friday)
Central Nevada Prominent Peaks: Cain, Tobin and Moses (exploratory)
. The Augusta Mountains Wilderness Study Area (WSA) lies at the intersection of Churchill, Lander and Pershing counties with the high point being Cain Mountain (8409', prominence 3199'). We'll explore this WSA while attempting to climb Cain and then move on to attempt two other prominent peaks: Mount Tobin (9775', prominence 4831') in the Tobin Range WSA and Mount Moses (8649', prominence 3549'), but not necessarily in that order. While exploring these areas we'll also discuss the latest Friends of Nevada Wilderness thoughts on how best to protect the wilderness characteristics of all three areas. The trip will involve dry camping at locations to be determined in the field and substantial hiking/climbing on three successive days. High clearance 4WD vehicles will be necessary. Please contact leader for further details and screening. ND. Leader: Larry Dwyer (775-745-6628; kdwyer31@charter.net). Strenuous.

May 2 (Saturday) 8:30 A.M.
One Day Amateur Radio License FastClass--No Morse Code Req'd!
. Amateur Radio is top of the line for backcountry communication. A nationwide network of relay stations enable communication of 25 miles or more with inexpensive handheld radios. But you need a license! It's a 35 question test at a middle school level so it's not really a problem for an adult! This one-day review class will be followed by immediate testing! For complete information, pre-class reading material and to sign up, go to www.NVCON.org. $35 class cost, $15 test fee. I've done about 15 or 20 of these classes and almost everybody who reads the book ahead of time passes. KD7YIM@arrl.net ND. Leader: David Book KD7YIM (775-843-6443; declined ). Easy.

May 2 (Saturday) 8:30 A.M.
Relay Peak Hike
. Relay Peak Hike- We will be starting at the Mt Rose Peak Summit on Route 431.Total out and back is 10.5 miles. Starting at 8,900 Feet, the peak is 10,338. It is the highest point of the TRT. The view at the top is monumental. In northwest direction one is able to scan a large part of the Mt. Wilderness and see Truckee, Donner Lake and Castle Peak in the distance as well as spectacular views of Lake Tahoe.The scenery on the trail is spectacular. Wear good hiking boots, carry plenty of water and plan lunch at the top.Leaders Bill Myatt 775-233-3186 or Gail Myatt 775-750-1293. ND. Leader: Bill Myatt (775-750-1293; Bill.myatt@gmail.com). Co-Leader: Gail Myatt (775-750-1293; gailmyatt@hotmail.com). Moderately Strenuous.

May 3 (Sunday) 8:15 A.M.
Largomarsino Canyon Dayhike
. This is a fantastic trek that follows a 5 mile drainage into one of the most scenic art rock areas in northern Nevada. Trip is 10 + miles round-trip and has about 1,000 feet of gain, however, the trail is very rocky and crosses the stream several times. Good footwear is a must! Bring at least 2 liters of water and lunch. Dogs okay, but keep in mind that rattlesnakes might be encountered. Also, wild horses are abundant in this area. Trip limit of 16. DL. Leader: Holly Coughlin (775-331-7488). Co-Leader: Jim Call (775-420-6363; freneticmarmot@gmail.com). Moderately Strenuous.

May 5-6 (Tuesday-Wednesday) Call for details
Portuguese Mountain
. Climb Portuguese Mountain (9240'). This is the highest peak in the Pancake Range, north of US 6 between Warm Springs and Ely. It is also on the Great Basin Peaks Section list. The views from the summit should be spectacular and we'll learn about what, if any, wilderness protection is planned for the area. This will be a quick trip just to climb this peak. We'll drive out and camp at the TH on Tuesday, then get an early start and climb the peak on Wednesday before driving back to Reno. Contact leader for details. ND. Leader: Larry Dwyer (775-745-6628; kdwyer31@charter.net). Strenuous.

May 5 (Tuesday) 5:30 P.M.
Tuesday evening hike
. Our Tuesday evening hikes are geared to beginner and moderate hiker. We will choose a place every week with an easy trail and not much elevation gain. Time will be in the 1-2 hour range and distance will be in the 2-4 mile range. Check our MeetUp site for details every week: http://www.meetup.com/Sierra-Club-Hiking-Reno/events/ DOK. Leader: David von Seggern (775-303-8461; vonseg1@sbcglobal.net). Moderately Easy.

May 6 (Wednesday) 5:30 P.M.
Moderately Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike
. Join us to get or stay in shape for summer hiking. Hikes are around 4 miles and 500-1,000 feet of gain (more on some summer outings). Learn about flora, fauna, or the area we are trekking. Bring water, clothing for weather, and good trail shoes recommended. Get details at: http://meetup.com/Sierra-Club-Hiking-Reno/events/ DOK. Leader: Holly Coughlin Co-Leader: jim Call Moderately Strenuous.

May 7 (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: Jeanne Kettler, Moderately Easy.

May 7 (Thursday) 8:00 A.M.
Virgina City historical flume
. Thursday Hike: Historic Virginia City flume system on McClellan Peak near Carson City. Day hike. 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. Great views. High clearance 4-wheel drive vehicle necessary, or possible ride share. Learn some history of the area. ND. Leader: T A Taro (775- 530-2935). Moderately Strenuous.

May 9 (Saturday) 8:30 A.M.
Hobart Day hike
. Hike out of Washoe Valley to Hobart Reservoir. Outing is 12.4 miles out and back with 2,500 to 3,000 feet of gain. Must be in good hiking condition to make this trip. Bring 2+ liters of water and lunch. Most of the hike is on an old road, but good footwear is important. Pace will be moderate to faster. Bring water for dogs. DOK. Leader: Holly Coughlin (775-331-7488). Co-Leader: Jim Call (775-420-6363; freneticmarmot@gmail.com). Strenuous.

May 9 (Saturday) 6:00 A.M.
Mississippi Canyon Exploratory Hike--Stillwater Mountains
. This will be an exploratory trip into the Mississippi Canyon area at the NE end of the Stillwater Range. Hikers should be prepared for up to 15 mi RT and as much as 3000-4000 ft of elevation gain. (It may be less, but you should be prepared). This canyon is reputed to be one of the prettiest places in the Stillwaters and home to a lovely trout stream. It is also part of the Stillwater Mountains Wilderness Study Area (WSA) so we'll learn about its current status and prospects for becoming a Wilderness Area from Friends of Nevada Wilderness. Contact leader for further details. ND. Leader: Larry Dwyer (775-745-6628; kdwyer31@charter.net). Strenuous.

May 12 (Tuesday) 5:30 P.M.
Tuesday evening hike
. Our Tuesday evening hikes are geared to beginner and moderate hiker. We will choose a place every week with an easy trail and not much elevation gain. Time will be in the 1-2 hour range and distance will be in the 2-4 mile range. Check our MeetUp site for details every week: http://www.meetup.com/Sierra-Club-Hiking-Reno/events/ DOK. Leader: David von Seggern (775-303-8461; vonseg1@sbcglobal.net). Moderately Easy.

May 13 (Wednesday) 5:30 P.M.
Moderately Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike
. Join us to get or stay in shape for summer hiking. Hikes are around 4 miles and 500-1,000 feet of gain (more on some summer outings). Learn about flora, fauna, or the area we are trekking. Bring water, clothing for weather, and good trail shoes recommended. Get details at: http://meetup.com/Sierra-Club-Hiking-Reno/events/ DOK. Leader: Holly Coughlin Co-Leader: Jim Call Moderately Strenuous.

May 14 (Thursday) 8:00 A.M.
Lahontan Reservoir/Armed Forces Day
. Lahontan Reservoir near Silver Springs. Day hike of the shoreline. Enjoy the silence and stark beauty of this area. A bit over six miles total on an in-and-out hike along the 'beach'. View some Tufa formations. This is reported to be the area where the hotel was located where "Mark Twain" was trapped for a while in a flood of the Carson River. Bring your U S flags for an early observation of Armed Forces Day. Learn about cadence and some of the history of this area. $1 CASH per person State Park fee. ND. Leader: T A Taro (775- 530-2935). Moderately Easy.

May 14 (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: Jeanne Kettler Moderately Easy.

May 19 (Tuesday) 5:30 P.M.
Tuesday evening hike
. Our Tuesday evening hikes are geared to beginner and moderate hiker. We will choose a place every week with an easy trail and not much elevation gain. Time will be in the 1-2 hour range and distance will be in the 2-4 mile range. Check our MeetUp site for details every week: http://www.meetup.com/Sierra-Club-Hiking-Reno/events/ DOK. Leader: David von Seggern (775-303-8461; vonseg1@sbcglobal.net). Moderately Easy.

May 20 (Wednesday) 5:30 P.M.
Moderately Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike
. Join us to get or stay in shape for summer hiking. Hikes are around 4 miles and 500-1,000 feet of gain (more on some summer outings). Learn about flora, fauna, or the area we are trekking. Bring water, clothing for weather, and good trail shoes recommended. Get details at: http://meetup.com/Sierra-Club-Hiking-Reno/events/ DOK. Leader: Jim Call (freneticmarmot@gmail.com). Co-Leader: Holly Coughlin (). Moderately Strenuous.

May 21 (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: Cathy Schmidt Moderately Easy.

May 22 (Friday) TBD
Black Rock Rendezvous
. This annual event is a "Great First Trip to the Black Rock" as it typically includes speakers, guided tours, visits to hot springs, rocket launches, rock hounding, a Dutch Oven cook-off, drawings, and similar events. Co-Sponsored by Friends of the Black Rock, BLM and Friends of Nevada Wilderness, we'll be camped on the edge of the Playa about 15 miles north of Gerlach. Family event, RV's and trailers OK, it's dead flat and we'll have portable toilets but no hookups. Come prepared for primitive camping but w/ portable toilets! Expect there to be several hundred people at this event! For more info go to www.blackrockrendezvous.com. DL. Leader: David Book (775-843-6443). Easy.

May 26 (Tuesday) 5:30 P.M.
Tuesday evening hike
. Our Tuesday evening hikes are geared to beginner and moderate hiker. We will choose a place every week with an easy trail and not much elevation gain. Time will be in the 1-2 hour range and distance will be in the 2-4 mile range. Check our MeetUp site for details every week: http://www.meetup.com/Sierra-Club-Hiking-Reno/events/ DOK. Leader: David von Seggern (775-303-8461; vonseg1@sbcglobal.net). Moderately Easy.

May 27 (Wednesday) 5:30 P.M.
Moderately Fast-Paced Conditioning Hike
. Join us to get or stay in shape for summer hiking. Hikes are around 4 miles and 500-1,000 feet of gain (more on some summer outings). Learn about flora, fauna, or the area we are trekking. Bring water, clothing for weather, and good trail shoes recommended. Get details at: http://meetup.com/Sierra-Club-Hiking-Reno/events/ DOK. Leader: Jim Call (freneticmarmot@gmail.com). Co-Leader: Holly Coughlin (). Moderately Strenuous.

May 28 (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: Jeanne Kettler Moderately Easy.

May 31 (Sunday) 9:00 A.M.
Pah Rah Range Peak Ramble
. Ridge ramble to two of the highest summits of the Pah Rah Range, Virginia Peak (8366) and Pah Rah Mtn (8240), both are GBPS peaks. Panoramic vistas of Pyramid Lake and points north. Mostly cross-country over rolling volcanic terrane. Hope to see desert wildlife including eagles and antelope. Ten miles round-trip, 1000 ft. elev. gain. Moderate difficulty. Trip limit 12. DL. Leader: Ridge Walker (853-8055). Co-Leader: Jeanne Kettler (843-9828). Moderate.