Historic Hike Around Virginia City

This is a Sierra Club Outing.  For more information on other outings please go to:  http://toiyabe.sierraclub.org/gbgroup/  

Join us on this round-about hike from the Virginia City Cemetery, into Six Mile Canyon, around to the east side of the city.  We will have lunch with a view of Sun Mountain and see some rarely visited gravesites (far from the cemetery). This hike will be about 7 miles round-trip and has 1,000 feet of gain. This is not a good hike for beginning hikers. Trail shoes and plenty of water highly recommended.  Dogs okay, but must have a leash for near the cemetery, mineshafts, and when we walk back through town.  Waiver to be signed at meeting site and $1 donation appreciated to support first aid training for outings leaders.  

If you change your mind about attending, please be sure to change your status on our Meet-Up page to free the spot up for someone else.  Thanks!  

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  • Rick B

    Good hike and conversation and thanks to Holly and Jim for organizing the hike. It was enjoyable to see some of the historical sites around Virginia City. The conversations were interesting such as Holly's plant identification and Jim's primate behavior observations applied to humans. Of note, too, were the history of Virginia City/Nevada, discussion on wind farms, and the Anza Borrego area. Wonderful day and thanks again. Hope to see many of you again on future hikes.
    Rick

    May 4, 2014

  • Taylor

    Excellent hike great to see everybody! Thanks Holly and Jim and Whitney for a terrific day!

    May 3, 2014

  • Taylor

    Excellent hike great to see everybody! Thanks Holly and Jim and Whitney for a terrific day!

    May 3, 2014

  • Maria

    I have to cancel. A very close friend, Ray, passed away this morning. He was on a bike trip cross country.

    May 3, 2014

    • Jim C.

      My condolences.

      May 3, 2014

  • Taylor

    I will also need to meet everyone at the trailhead in Virg. Cty. Anyone know where the hike begins yet? At the cemetery, yes/no?

    May 1, 2014

    • Jim C.

      Yes, the Cemetery.

      May 2, 2014

  • Mary E.

    I also would like to meet up in Va City. where will the hike start?

    May 2, 2014

    • Jim C.

      Cemetery at around 10:15.

      May 2, 2014

  • Linda S.

    Any word on the where we can meet in VC?

    May 2, 2014

    • Jim C.

      For those not wishing to car pool from Reno, we will be at the cemetaty around 10:15.

      May 2, 2014

  • Glaydis B.

    Going on another hike. Don't know meeting site in VC!

    May 2, 2014

    • Jim C.

      The hike description has us meeting at the MT.Rose Starbucks for those wishing to car pool, else you could meet us at the VC cemetery

      May 2, 2014

  • Maria

    Cemetery

    May 2, 2014

  • Maria

    We will meet you at the cemetary around 10am

    May 2, 2014

  • Donna I.

    I've sent a direct email to Holly, but if I don't hear anything by about 6 p.m. I'm going to have to go on a different hike.
    If we ever find out where to meet in VC are there others interested in car pooling from Carson City? If interested post here and I'll set up a meeting site.

    1 · May 2, 2014

    • Maria

      Yes, we could car pool from Carson, if we knew where to go once we get to VC.

      May 2, 2014

    • Jim C.

      The hike is starting at the cemetery at about 10:15.

      May 2, 2014

  • Jim C.

    Still attending. I just don't need to take up an attendance slot.

    April 27, 2014

    • Maria

      We will meet you at the cemetery around 10am

      May 2, 2014

  • Maria

    Ism coming from Carson City. Where can I meet you?

    May 2, 2014

    • Helena C.

      You can meet us at the cemetery. It's at the north end of VC

      May 2, 2014

  • Don j.

    Where in VC well we meet? Cemetery?

    April 30, 2014

    • Helena C.

      You can meet us at the Cemetery. Holly

      May 2, 2014

  • Helena C.

    If the directions are read….folks will see we are meeting in Reno and starting at the Cemetery. I expect we will be there around 10:15. You may meet us at the cemetery if coming from Carson.

    May 2, 2014

  • Donna

    I'm not going to be going.

    May 2, 2014

  • Roberto

    I was looking forward this hike so bad but something came unexpected. Hope to be in the next one. You guys will have so much fun.

    May 1, 2014

  • Donna I.

    Holly,

    Where and when can I meet you in Virginia City. The Starbucks is a bit out of my way.

    April 29, 2014

  • Ed

    Will we be caravanning from the meet location? The wine tour and National Peace Officer's Parade is also the same day there so I'm not sure which I'll be attending. Just too many choices!

    April 29, 2014

  • Linda S.

    Sounds perfect. I'll bring my well behave dog and leash.

    April 27, 2014

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