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Hike for Health Trails Challenge continues this weekend

Provided to the TribuneFive-year-old Kieron Rank treks along the guided Fay-Luther/Grand View Loop hike during the first weekend of the Carson Valley Trails Association's Hike for Health Trails Challenge.

The Carson Valley Trails Association’s month-long Hike for Health Trails Challenge will continue this weekend with three guided trail activities, including two hikes and an equestrian trail ride. The Trails Challenge, a fundraiser for the Genoa Foothill Trail System project, is an opportunity to participate in healthy outdoor activities and learn more about Carson Valley area trails.

The first guided activity is a map and compass orientation and hike beginning at the Fay-Luther Trailhead at 9 a .m. Saturday.

Participants will learn how to use a compass and topographic map, then go on a short navigational hike in the Jeffrey Pines near the Fay-Luther Trail. A second Fay-Luther hike begin at the Fay-Luther Trailhead at 2 p.m. Saturday and will cover the Sandy Trail and Lonesome Trail, focusing on flora and fauna, trail etiquette and wilderness safety.

The equestrian trail ride will take place at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Fay-Luther Trailhead. For more information about the equestrian trail ride, contact Jan Koval, at jankoval@charter.net.

These weekly trail activities are guided by experienced hikers and other experts, and are open to all registered Trails Challenge participants. The registration donation is $25 for adults, $35 for families and free for age 17 and under. Participants age 17 and under must have a parent or guardian signature.

Registration can be done at any time during the Trails Challenge, either in advance or onsite at the meeting location for any of the weekly activities. Cash or check only will be accepted. To obtain a registration packet, contact Chic and Sue Moxley, (775) 265-0766, or visit the CVTA website at http://www.carsonvalleytrails.org.

The weekly guided trail activities will continue for three additional weeks and will include a trail run with Sierra Race and Running on May 22. The complete schedule of weekly guided hikes, walks and trail adventures is available online at http://www.carsonvalleytrails.org.

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