February 2016 Outings Schedule
All area codes are 775 unless otherwise noted.

February 13 (Saturday) TBD
Petersen Mountain Hike/Snowshoe
. Come enjoy solitude and panoramic views from the high point (7841') of the Petersen Mountain Range that straddles the California-Nevada border just north of Reno. This is on the Great Basin Peaks List (#86). Learn about how this area can become a candidate for Wilderness designation, what Friends of Nevada Wilderness is doing and how you can help. This is a reschedule of a hike planned earlier. We will likely start off hiking and, if El Nino conditions keep up, will switch to snowshoes at some point. If it is snowy up high, there is a good chance we will see some wildlife. Weather conditions before and on the day of the hike will be a determining factor in our success. Contact leader for details. ND. Leader: Larry Dwyer (775-745-6628; kdwyer31@charter.net). Moderately Strenuous.

February 13 (Saturday) 9:30 A.M.
Snowshoe from Spooner Summit
. We plan to snowshoe from Spooner Summit north along the Tahoe Rim Trail. Outing will be about 4-6 miles in length and about 800 feet of gain overall. Great views toward Carson Valley and Lake Tahoe. We'll have lunch with the best view possible. Bring lunch, plenty of water, layer clothing, and own snowshoes. Not a beginner's trip. Bad weather will cancel this trip. DOK. Leader: Holly Coughlin (775-331-7488). Co-Leader: Jim Call (freneticmarmot@gmail.com). Moderate.

February 14 (Sunday) 9:00 A.M.
Echo Lakes Cross-Country Ski
. Moderate cross-country ski trip in the glacially-carved Echo Lakes Basin. Expect to see gorgeous granites, great geologic terrane, and hear the "Echo". All day trip. Bring lunch, water, sun-screen, and warm clothing. 6-7 miles and 200 feet of elevation loss or gain. Not for beginning skiers. ND. Leader: Ridge Walker (853-8055). Co-Leader: Cathy Schmidt (240-3785). Moderate.

February 18 (Thursday) 8:00 A.M.
V & T Railway Day Hike
. Virginia & Truckee Rail bed from Gold Hill to Mound House. 9 mi, downhill, Learn some history of the area. A vehicle shuttle will be necessary. ND. Leader: T A Taro (775-530-2935). Moderately Strenuous.

February 20 (Saturday) 9:00 A.M.
Incline Lake Loop Snowshoe
. This will be a beautiful 4-6 mile snowshoe in the Tahoe Meadows vicinity. Be sure to dress in layers, bring water, lunch, and of course, snowshoes and poles. We will meet at the Starbuck's parking lot off Wedge Parkway and have a voluntary car-pool to our destination. Snow and weather conditions may change location and whether we can snowshoe or hike. DOK. Leader: Connie Webb (772-4187). Co-Leader: Jeanne Kettler (843-9828). Moderate.

February 21 (Sunday) 9:30 am
Skunk Harbor Snowshoe
. Moderate to easy snow shoe, should be fine for adventurous beginners. Not fast paced, no extreme slopes and a good alternative to Chickadee Ridge. Join us for a snowshoe to a scenic harbor and historic house on Lake Tahoe. Snowshoe is about 4 miles RT and has 800-1,000 feet of gain. Parking is limited so we will carpool to the trail head. Bring plenty of water, gear, and clothing(NO Cotton) for conditions. Bad weather for the day will cancel, but if no snow then a pleasant hike. Well behaved dogs on leash welcome. Meet at Summit Mall Park and ride on Herz Blvd (southwest corner of Summit Mall). DL. Leader: Gail Myatt (775-750-1293; gailmyatt@hotmail.com). Co-Leader: Bill Myatt (775-233-3186; bill.myatt@gmail.com). Moderately Easy.

February 25 (Thursday) 8:00 A.M.
Carson River Railroads
. Near Mound House. 9 mi one-way with a vehicle shuttle. Gain 500 ft. Very scenic, possible wildlife. Remains of two Comstock era railroads, Portions are off-trail. ND. Leader: T A Taro (775-530-2935). Moderately Strenuous.

February 29 (Monday) 6:30 P.M.
Outings Meeting and Potluck
. If you are interested in learning about how to become a Sierra Club Leader this is a great way get involved. Join us as we plan future outings for April, May, and June. Bring a pot luck item to share. Location TBD; call for information. ND. Leader: Holly Coughlin (775-331-7488). Easy.