May 22, 2008
Wildflower hike at Sagehen Creek, hosted by the Sierra Club’s Lake Tahoe Area Group
Come and enjoy the many early bloomers at Sagehen Creek, which is just north of Truckee. The hike is four miles round trip with little elevation gain. The hike will begin at 9 a.m. and ends by about 3 p.m. To register and get directions, go to http://www.wildflowerhikes.com.
Black Rock Rendezvous, hosted by the Sierra Club’s Great Basin
Join with other users of the Black Rock Desert for a long weekend of mini-tours, seminars, volunteer work and networking. There will be music and dancing. Trip leader is David Book, (775) 843-6443.
Slow-paced conditioning hike, hosted by the Sierra Club’s Great Basin
The hike will last about two hours, covering three to four miles. It’s held every Tuesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., with minimal to moderate elevation gain in the parks and foothills of the Reno-Sparks area. For detailed information, call the Hike Hot Line at (775) 473-1445.
Moderate conditioning hike, hosted by the Sierra Club’s Great Basin
Join in on an after-work hike somewhere on the outskirts of the Truckee Meadows. Held every Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., these hikes are geared to condition for the tougher weekend outings coming up in summer. Outings are three to four miles, with possibly 1,000 feet or more of elevation gain. For detailed information regarding meeting time and location, call (775) 473-1445.
Evening conditioning hike, hosted by the Sierra Club’s Great Basin
Moderately easy hike (two to four miles), with less than 1,000 elevation gain in the foothills surrounding Reno-Sparks. Held every Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Call (775) 473-1445 for details.
El Dorado Canyon near Dayton, hosted by the Sierra Club’s Great Basin Group
Moderate day hike, 12 miles round trip, with less than 1,000 feet of elevation gain. Learn some history of the area. Leader T A Taro can be reached at (775) 530-2935.
Peak bag of Clark Mountain, hosted by the Sierra Club’s Great Basin
The highest peak at the north end of the Virginia Range, just south of Patrick. Starting at the elevation of the Truckee River and climbing to 7,200 feet, 9.7 miles round trip with a 2,500-foot elevation gain. Moderately hard. Leader Ridge Walker can be reached at (775) 853-8055.
17th annual America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride
The ride around Lake Tahoe brings 3,500 riders from 73 cities across the United States and raises $8.5 million for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. For more information, visit bikethewest.com.
National Trails Day, hosted by the Tahoe Rim Trail Association
Come out on the trail to celebrate National Trails Day. The event will take place in Tahoe City from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will include trail work, guided hikes, guided children’s hikes and more. To sign up, go to http://www.tahoerimtrail.org and visit the volunteer section of the Web site.
Weber Lake to Paradise Lake on The Pacific Crest Trail, hosted by the Sierra Club’s Lake Tahoe Area
A seldom-hiked section of the Pacific Crest Trail. Learn about birds on that section of trails; strenuous hike with a 1,500-foot elevation gain, about 12 miles in length. Leader: Glenn Polochko, (530) 587-5906 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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