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

July 2 (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.

July 3-6 (Friday-Monday) TBD
Ruby Crest Trail Backpack
. The Ruby Crest Trail traverses the Ruby Mountains from Lamoille Canyon to Harrison Pass. Our past experience has shown us that this remarkable area is very similar to the Sierra, without the crowds. This trip is for experienced backpackers only. The trek is 34-37 miles long and we plan to hike around 10-12 miles each day. Plan on leaving later in the day on the 2nd and stay at a motel in the Elko area that evening; possibly set up our car shuttle then or in the morning. We encourage car-pooling to save gas and share the cost. On the 6th, we'll hike out and then drive back to the Reno area. This outing will NOT go on our meet-up site, all participants will need to speak with the leaders for approval. Please contact us by June 26th if you would like to go on this adventure. Trip limit 10. DL. Leader: Holly Coughlin (775-331-7488; ladyhiker1@att.net). Co-Leader: Jim Call (775-420-6363; freneticmarmot@gmail.com). Moderately Strenuous.

July 7 (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). Easy.

July 8 (Wednesday) 5:30 P.M.
Wednesday Conditioning Hike
. Join us on after-work hikes in the Truckee Meadows area. Outings are all about 4-5 miles RT and 600-1,400 feet of gain. Bring plenty of water, clothing for weather, and good trail shoes recommended. Well-mannered dogs okay, some locations require leash. For more information go to our Meet-Up site: www.meetup.com/Sierra-Club-Hiking-Reno/events/calendar/ DOK. Leader: Holly Coughlin Co-Leader: Jim Call Moderately Strenuous.

July 9 (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.

July 9 (Thursday) 8:00 A.M.
Showers Lake Loop
. Showers Lake Loop hike at Carson Pass/Hwy 88. Hike is about 9 miles in a loop through wildflowers with scenic views along Meiss Ridge. Return through the Upper Truckee River watershed with grassy meadows usually with a profusion of wildflowers. Elevation gain about 2,000 feet for the day. Learn some history of the area. Strenuous. Drivers will need $5 cash for parking fee at trailhead, unless you have a Pass. ND. Leader: T A Taro (775-530-2935). Moderately Strenuous.

July 12 (Sunday) TBA
Snow Valley Peak (9214')
. Snow Valley Peak is on the Great Basin Peaks Section list (#17) and is situated on the east side of Lake Tahoe north of Spooner Summit. From the top we'll have beautiful views of Lake Tahoe and Marlette Lake as well as many peaks in all directions. The hike is all on trail but because of the distance (~11 mi) and elevation gain (~2700 ft) it will be moderately strenuous. Come and learn more about the Great Basin Peaks Section and how you can join. Contact Leader for further details. ND. Leader: Larry Dwyer (775-745-6628; kdwyer31@charter.net). Moderately Strenuous.

July 14 (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 (775-3038461; vonseg1@sbcglobal.net). Easy.

July 15 (Wednesday) 5:30 P.M.
Wednesday Conditioning Hike
. Join us on after-work hikes in the Truckee Meadows area. Outings are all about 4-5 miles RT and 600-1,400 feet of gain. Bring plenty of water, clothing for weather, and good trail shoes recommended. Well-mannered dogs okay, some locations require leash. For more information go to our Meet-Up site: www.meetup.com/Sierra-Club-Hiking-Reno/events/calendar/ DOK. Leader: Holly Coughlin Co-Leader: Jim Call Moderately Strenuous.

July 16 (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 Moderately Easy.

July 20-24 (Monday-Friday) TBD
Jarbidge Wilderness Area Peak Climbs--Multi-day car camping trip
. Three peaks on the Great Basin Peaks Section list are located in the Jarbidge Wilderness Area in northeastern Nevada. They include Matterhorn Peak (10,839'), Cougar Peak (10,563') and Gods Pocket Peak (10,184'). The Jarbidge is truly one of Nevada's little known gems. Due to the location the area catches a lot of precipitation and is beautifully lush (by Nevada standards). It will take a day to drive out and another day to drive back so we'll have three days out there for peak bagging. You'll learn about how the Jarbidge Primitive Area became Nevada's very first Wilderness Area. Contact leader for further details. ND. Leader: Larry Dwyer (775-745-6628; kdwyer31@charter.net). Strenuous.

July 21 (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). Easy.

July 22 (Wednesday) 5:30 P.M.
Wednesday Conditioning Hike
. Join us on after-work hikes in the Truckee Meadows area. Outings are all about 4-5 miles RT and 600-1,400 feet of gain. Bring plenty of water, clothing for weather, and good trail shoes recommended. Well-mannered dogs okay, some locations require leash. For more information go to our Meet-Up site: www.meetup.com/Sierra-Club-Hiking-Reno/events/calendar/ DOK. Leader: Holly Coughlin Co-Leader: James Call Moderately Strenuous.

July 23 (Thursday) 8:00 A.M.
Elephant's Back Day Hike
. 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. 9.5 miles, 1,700 feet of gain for the day. ND. Leader: T A Taro (775-530-2935). Strenuous.

July 23 (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 25 (Saturday) 9:30 A.M.
Round Top Lake Wildflower Dayhike
. This is a fantastic hike to view wildflowers and several high Sierra lakes. Trip is about 6 miles RT and 800 feet of gain. Lunch will be at Roundtop Lake. Bring your camera for great flower photo opportunities. Dogs are required to be on a leash at all times and must be well-mannered. Trip limit 12. DL. Leader: Holly Coughlin (775-331-7488). Co-Leader: Jim Call (freneticmarmot@gmail.com). Moderate.

July 25 (Saturday) 7:30 A.M., Virginia City, NV
Stevens Peak Dayhike
. Stevens Peak offers forests, flowers, and ridges of the Sierra Nevada north off Carson Pass. We'll start on the Pacific Crest Trail, connect with the Tahoe Rim Trail, and ascend Stevens Peak. On the return, we may also bag Red Lake Peak. Total trip is about 10 miles, with 2000 feet of elevation gain. Experienced hikers only, with ample cross-country experience. DOK. Leader: David von Seggern (775-303-8461; vonseg1@sbcglobal.net). Co-Leader: Daniel Ellsworth (775-741-8384; daniel@danielellsworth.com). Moderately Strenuous.

July 28 (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). Easy.

July 29 (Wednesday) 5:30 P.M.
Wednesday Conditioning Hike
. Join us on after-work hikes in the Truckee Meadows area. Outings are all about 4-5 miles RT and 600-1,400 feet of gain. Bring plenty of water, clothing for weather, and good trail shoes recommended. Well-mannered dogs okay, some locations require leash. For more information go to our Meet-Up site: www.meetup.com/Sierra-Club-Hiking-Reno/events/calendar/ DOK. Leader: Holly Coughlin Co-Leader: Jim Call Moderately Strenuous.

July 30 (Thursday) 5:30 P.M.
Moderate Moonlight 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.