January 2017 Outings Schedule
All area codes are 775 unless otherwise noted.

January 1 (Sunday) 10:00 A.M.
New Years Day HIke
. We'll begin 2017 with the annual New Year's Day hike. Designed to accommodate the late-night reveler, we meet at 10 AM and will hike about 4 hours. The location is subject to weather and will be announced on MeetUp (or call number below a day or two ahead). Start off 2017 with a healthy attitude and an open mind to the outdoor beauty we have around us. DOK. Leader: David von Seggern (775-303-8461; vonseg1@sbcglobal.net). Co-Leader: Dorothy Hudig (775-323-4835; hudig@sbcglobal.net). Moderately Easy.

January 2 (Monday) 8:00 A.M.
Saw Mill in the Desert Day Hike
. Near Buckland Station/Silver Springs, along the Carson River in a 8 mile loop that is mostly flat. Remains of a sawmill operation and current route of the railroad, with 100 year old bridge, on rail line to Hawthorn. Hike a portion of the route of the Carson and Colorado Railroad, circa early 1880’s with an original wooden culvert. A few enigmas. ND. Leader: T A Taro (775-530-2935). Easy.

January 8 (Sunday) 9:00 A.M.
Beginner's Cross-Country Ski
. Beginner's cross-country ski trip in the Mt. Rose Meadows. Learn the basics from other Sierra Club X-C skiers: How to fall down, how to get up, and ski on the flats.Must provide your own equipment. Half-day trip. Bring lunch, water, sun-screen, and warm clothing. ND. Leader: Ridge Walker. (853-8055). Moderately Easy.

January 11 (Wednesday) 5:30 P.M.
Full-moon short hike
. Join us for a full-moon hike. The moon will be nearly full on this day before official full moon and will be already in the sky as we gather at 5:30 PM. We will use the Hunter Creek trailhead to access Steamboat Ditch and hike along the ditch under the moon for a couple hours. Dress warm. DOK. Leader: David von Seggern (775-303-8461; vonseg1@sbcglobal.net). Co-Leader: Dorothy Hudig (775-323-4835; hudig@sbcglobal.net). Moderately Easy.

January 15 (Sunday) 9:00 A.M.
Intermediate Cross-Country Ski
. Intermediate cross-country ski trip in the Mt. Rose Meadows. We will ski the hills and gullies south of Sheep Flats and up past Chickadee Ridge. For advanced beginner's (who survived Jan. 8 outing), and Intermediate level skiers. Must provide your own equipment. 3/4-day trip. Bring lunch, water, sun-screen, and warm clothing. ND. Leader: Ridge Walker. (853-8055). Moderate.

January 15 (Sunday) 9:45 A.M.
Snowshoe Chickadee Ridge
. A favorite outing with vistas of Tahoe and all the surrounding mountains cloaked in snow. If we are lucky, the chickadees might visit us, too. This snowshoe is about 5 miles (comparable to 7 miles hiking) and will have about 1,000 feet of gain at a moderate pace. Participants MUST have some experience with snowshoeing and have own equipment. We'll have lunch on the ridge. Wear layered clothing for weather conditions (no cotton), plenty of water to stay hydrated, sunscreen, hat, and gloves. Well-mannered dogs okay, but have leash for near the road and clean up baggies. Meet at the Starbuck's near the Raley's on the Mt. Rose Hwy. Waiver to be signed and $1 donation to SCGBG is appreciated. Trip limit 16. Please send me an e-mail to confirm your spot, Thanks! DOK. Leader: Holly Coughlin (ladyhiker1@att.net). Moderate.

January 16 (Monday) 8:00 A.M.
El Dorado Canyon
. El Dorado Canyon near Dayton. This is a 12 + mile hike on an in and out, under 900 ft of gain. Riparian habitat; many crossings of small stream. Lunch at natural arch.Small slot canyon to view. Learn some history of the area. High clearance vehicle needed or ride share. ND. Leader: T A Taro (775-530-2935). Moderate.

January 21 (Saturday) TBA
Beginner's Snowshoe Tahoe Meadows
. This will be a beginner snow shoe and is for first or just a few timers. Must have own equipment. Details to be announced at a closer date and will be posted on the Sierra Club Reno Hiking Meet-Up site. DL. Leader: Connie Webb Co-Leader: Jeanne Kettler Moderately Easy.

January 28 (Saturday) 8:30 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.
Spooner Lake Snowshoe
. A beautiful snowshoe hike around Spooner lake. It is a 1.8 mile loop around the lake, but we will meander around the park enjoying the fresh outdoor air and enjoying the peacefulness of the area for a total of between 3-4 miles of hiking. We will lunch by the lake at the halfway point. The trail will be relatively flat. You will need snowshoes, water and something to eat for lunch. We will meet at McDonalds on N. McCarren and carpool to the lake. ND. Leader: Rhonda Jarrett (rjarrett23@gmail.com). Co-Leader: Robert Jarrett (jarrettrl02@gmail.com). Moderately Easy.