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

February 12 (Sunday) 9:45 A.M.
Snowshoe Skunk Harbor
. This snowshoe takes us right down to the shoreline of Lake Tahoe where we will have a nice spot for lunch. The trip is about 4-5 miles roundtrip and is all downhill going to the lake and uphill with about 800 feet of gain at a moderate pace. Bring plenty of water to stay hydrated, layer clothing (no cotton), and remember a hat, sunscreen, gloves, and lunch. This is not a hike for beginners, but if you've only been out once and know how to use your snowshoes, you should be fine. Well-mannered dogs are okay, but must have a leash for near the road and baggies for clean-up. E-mail me if you would like to sign-up, there will be a 16 person trip limit. Waiver to be signed at meeting location which I will e-mail back to you. $1 donation to SCGBG is appreciated. DOK. Leader: Holly Coughlin (ladyhiker1@att.net). Moderate.

February 13 (Monday) 8:00 A.M.
V & T Downhill Hike
. Virginia & Truckee Rail bed from Gold Hill to Mound House. 9 miles downhill, learn some history of the area. A vehicle shuttle will be necessary. ND. Leader: T A Taro (775-530-2935). Moderate.

February 18 (Saturday) TBA
Incline Lake Loop Snow Shoe
. Snowshoe for folks who have some experience. Details to be announced on the Sierra club hiking Reno Meet-Up site. DL. Leader: Connie Webb Co-Leader: Jeanne Kettler Moderate.

February 18 (Saturday) TBA
Stillwater Mountains WSA Exploratory Hike
. The Stillwater Mountains Wilderness Study Area (WSA) includes some spectacular lands east of Fallon and the Fallon Naval Air Station is attempting to extend their control into some of these areas. Representatives from Friends of Nevada Wilderness will explain what is going on along with some history of land management in the range. You will also learn what you can do to keep these beautiful areas open to the public and protected for future generations. We will hike 4-8 miles with up to 2,500 ft of elevation gain. Snow cover and weather will help define the specific itinerary. Please contact leader for further details. ND. Leader: Larry Dwyer (775-745-6628; kdwyer31@charter.net). Moderately Strenuous.

February 19 (Sunday) 9:00 A.M.
Coldstream Valley Cross-Country Ski
. Moderately easy ski up the U-shaped Coldstream Valley behind Donner Memorial State Park in Truckee. Most of the route is fairly flat on roads, and we expect to make it up to Horseshoe Bend and beyond. Geared for "experienced" beginner and intermediate X-C skiers. 4-6 miles RT, depending on conditions, 200 feet elevation gain. We will also learn about the Emigrant Trail, and the rigors of the Donner Party. DOK. Leader: Ridge Walker. (853-8055). Moderate.

February 20 (Monday) 8:00 A.M.
Carson River Railroads Day Hike
. Carson River Railroads near Mound House. This is a 9 mile one-way outing with a vehicle shuttle. Gain 500 ft. Very scenic with possible wildlife. Remains of two Comstock era railroads, Portions are off-trail. ND. Leader: T A Taro (775-530-2935). Moderately Strenuous.

February 27 (Monday) 6:30 P.M.
Outings Meeting and Potluck
. If you are interested in getting involved as an Outings Leader, please join us as we plan for upcoming outings in April, May, and June. Bring a pot-luck dish to share. Our meeting will be hosted by David von Seggern. If you would like to join us you can contact David or Holly for information. An e-mail will go out to all existing Leaders with directions. ND. Leader: David von Seggern (775-303-8461). Easy.