2010 Field Trips

  • July 24. Carson Pass (Alpine Co.) 
    The trail from Carson Pass to Winnemucca Lake is approximately 4.5
    miles round trip and gains 500 feet of elevation.  Bring a lunch and
    plenty of water.  There is a $5 day use fee for each vehicle at Carson
    Pass.  Fee waived for Interagency Pass and El Dorado NF Annual Pass
    holders.  Trip departure times are:  Pink Scolaris in Reno, 8:15am;
    Carson City Forest Service Office, 8:45am; Woodford's Station, 9:30am,
    Carson Pass, 10am.  Leaders: Elizabeth Bergstrom 775-884-8154, ebergstrom@fs.fed.us and Janel Johnson 775-684-2911, jdjohnson@state.nv.us
  • July 17. Eriogonum Quest, Churchill Narrows (south of Fort Churchill) and other stops (Lyon Co.), Eriogonums visited during the Eriogonum Society Field Trips (June 12 and 13).  Breakfast at Denny's on North Carson Street at Hot Springs Rd, 8am, depart at 9am.  If coming from Reno leave from the Pink Scolaris on South Virginia at 7:30am for breakfast or 8:30am otherwise.  Leader John Weiser, 775-331-4485.
  • July 10. Chapman Saddle (North of Yuba Pass, CA 49,
    Sierra County, CA.)  Meet at 10:00 am at Yuba Pass, CA on Highway 49,
    in parking area on south side of highway.  High clearance vehicles are
    not necessary.  For those traveling from Reno, meet at the McDonald’s
    on southwest corner of West McCarran and Mae Anne just north of
    Interstate 80 at 8:30 am.  For those coming from Carson City, meet at
    the Forest Service office, on Carson Street south of the mall at 8:30
    am.  Leaders Bill and Nancy Harnach, 530-994-3464.
  • June 19. Spooner Lake State Park. 
    Meet at 9:00 am at the stone circle trail-head at Spooner Lake State
    Park.  Write "NNPS" on a card and place it on your dash in front of the
    steering wheel to waive park entry fee.  Carson City meeting place at
    IHOP (3883 S. Carson St, east side just south of Raley's) for breakfast
    at 7:30 am or 8:30 am for the field trip.  Reno rendezvous 8:00 am and
    the Pink Scolari's.  If coming for breakfast, leave by 7:00 am.
    Leader: Ann Pinzl, 883-0463.
  • June 5. Little Valley.  Meet at the Bower's Mansion parking lot (on old 395 in Washoe Valley) at 10:00 am. If carpooling, plan to leave the Pink Scolari's in Reno by 9:35 am. From Carson City leave the SE corner of the Save Mart parking lot in north Carson City at College Parkway and N. Carson St. by 9:30 am. The road to Little Valley is typically in poor condition in the spring so 4WD vehicles are required. Leader: John Christopherson 775-684-2507, jchrist [at] forestry [dot] nv [dot] gov. Alternate contact: Janel Johnson 775-684-2911, jdjohnson [at] state [dot] nv [dot] us.
  • May 29. Rosaschi Ranch/Masonic Mountain. 
    Final meeting place is Rosachi Ranch parking area on the East Walker
    River, Forest Road 28, near the Sonoma historical site. Departure
    times for carpool locations are: Reno Pink Scolari's, 8 am; Carson
    City Forest Service Office (1536 South Carson Street), 8:30am,
    Douglas High School (south end of parking lot) 8:50 am.  After a tour
    of the restoration activities, we will drive up the back road to
    Masonic Mountain to see locations of three rare plants: Phacelia
    monoensis, Astragalus oophorus var. lavinii, and Streptanthus
    oliganthus. The Masonic Mountain portion requires high clearance
    vehicles. Leader: Elizabeth Bergstrom 775-884-8154, ebergstrom@fs.fed.us. Alternate Contact: Janel Johnson 775-684-2911, jdjohnson@state.nv.us.
  • May 22. Waterfall Fire Revegetation Study Area (Carson City). 
    Meet at 9:00 am at the Jack Davis Observatory, on Van Patten Ave., of
    the Western Nevada College in Carson City. From Reno take US 395 Exit
    43 (US 395 Bus.) - N. Carson St., at the second traffic light, College
    Parkway, turn right, turn right at stop sign, Ormsby St., it will curve
    left and you will be on Combs Canyon Road, go left on Murphy Dr., and
    right on Vanpallan. Reno rendezvous at 8:20 am from the Pink Scolari's.
    http:www.wnc.edu/waterfall/trail  Leaders Mike Sady (WNC) 775-445-4400 or Larry Taylor, 775-883-6016.
  • May 15. Washoe Lake State Park. 
    Meet at 9:30 am at the parking lot inside the main entrance to the park
    on Eastlake Blvd. (across from Dead Man's Canyon). This is 3.3 miles
    NE from US 395 exit 44. Morning, scout Dead Man's Canyon, late arrivals
    join after lunch for exploration near the lake. Reno rendezvous 8:45,
    Pink Scolari's - Carson 9:00 am at Save Mart (see May 8th trip). Leader
    Ann Pinzl, 775-883-0463.
  • Sunday, Earth Day, April 25. Spanish Springs (Washoe Co.)
    9:00 am - Meet at Walgreen's on the corner of Pyramid Lake Highway
    & Eagle Canyon Road. Leaders Connie Douglas, 775-425-1305, and
    Bonnie Larsen, 775-972-0583.
  • April 17. McCarran Ranch/Lower Truckee River (Washoe/Storey Cos.)  Come join The Nature Conservancy for a day of willow planting on the banks of the Truckee River. NOTE: This has the potential to be muddy work so please bring solid shoes and wading boots or fishing waders if you have them. Following the event, we'll have snacks and beverages. Meet at 10:00 am at the 102 Ranch. Leader: Janel Johnson 775-684-2911