Moderate Conditioning Hike

On Thurs., May 1st, we will meet in Mayberry Park in SW Reno at 5:30 and hike a section of the Steamboat Ditch Trail to Hole in the Wall. We'll go through a pretty riparian canyon where we'll see birds and wildflowers and where we often see larger wildlife. We'll hike 4--5 miles, with several hundred ft. of elevation gain, on a single-track trail and the rest on the wide ditch trail. To reach Mayberry Park, take S. McCarran in Reno to W. 4th St., go west on 4th St. for 2 miles, turn left onto Woodland, and go 1/3 mile to the parking area where the road ends. Please bring lots of water for a warm night and wear good hiking boots. Since this is a Sierra Club hike, we ask that you sign our liability form and also ask for $1 donation if you can, which helps offset the costs of first aid and CPR training for our leaders. Hope to see you this Thurs. night!

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  • Elmira C.

    As I said before, Yvonne, the issue is closed for me. You were glad I passed on this hike, so no further clarification needed. Just a bad taste in my mouth with this "experience". Maybe other dog owners have a better one with your leadership qualities. Good luck.

    May 4

  • Yvonne J.

    Thank you Laura, Robert, Mary, and everyone for your positive comments and for making Thurs. a great night to be out hiking with friends!

    2 · May 4

  • Yvonne J.

    I think I need to restate our dog policy, which is simple, common-sense, and not something we have ever had a problem with in all the years we have been leading hikes. Dogs are ALWAYS welcome on our hikes. We just ask that they be well-behaved and leashed when necessary. If you need further clarification, Elmira, please contact me directly at [masked], as we need to put the running commentary to rest. The negativity that is coming through is not typical for our hikes, not what we are all about, and certainly not why we lead these hikes.

    3 · May 4

  • Laura B. M.

    Thank you Yvonne. Me and my "girls" had an awesome time! Pebbles even found herself a beau during the outing in Carter (LOL!). Looking forward to the next hike with you!

    May 4

  • Elmira C.

    Sheri, I also do not understand why one who never seen the dogs should presume the worst about them. I would never take them with me if I wasn’t sure I can do that and so are most of dog owners. You will not convince me that was is a dog-friendly attitude expressed to me. Comment of Yvonne that I made a right decision not to go on hike just confirms it. If dogs “clipping the knees” of the hikers are a concern for the group organizer, then this should be disclosed in he policy without waiting for someone else to advocate for the “issue”. And I am sorry if I took you for a different Sheri from the hike to Church pond. I thought you are this person. I do not know about other dog owners, for me this is finished not the way I was hoping for, unfortunately.

    May 3

  • Ian W.

    Another fun, well attended, dog friendly hike. Thanks Yvonne.

    1 · May 2

  • Penny

    Great hike! Thank you Yvonne.

    1 · May 2

  • Mary W.

    Thanks for leading a great hike at Hole In The Wall, Yvonne. I liked seeing the water flowing through...not like the last time I saw it when it was dry. You are the best! I love your hikes!

    1 · May 2

  • Elmira C.

    I am very sorry you felt being "clipped" of the trail, Sheri, while hiking up to Church pond. At least you did not mention it to me at that time, nor that my dogs bothered you in any other way. I remember you petting them. But no worry, you will not have them around any more. There are certainly more pet friendlier people out there.

    May 1

    • Sheri

      Elmira, I am very sorry, but I don't remember who you are or what your dog looks like. I have never felt clipped on any recent hikes, all the dogs around have been friendly and well behaved. I have no idea how you got that from my response as I was simply explaining what "clipped" meant. I love dogs and have all of my life. I honestly hope this string of comments does not deter the various dog owners from bringing their furry friends out for the hikes! We are a very dog friendly group! (From what I've gathered).

      1 · May 2

  • Robert S.

    Thanks Yvonne for a very pleasant evening hike. Enjoyed the scenery and company.

    2 · May 1

  • Glaydis B.

    Sorry Yvonne! Next time!

    May 1

  • Elmira C.

    You bet Idid, Yvonne

    May 1

  • Yvonne J.

    Sounds like Sheri beat me to a very thoughtful reply, Elmira, so I'm sure you made the right decision.

    1 · May 1

    • Sheri

      Didn't mean to steal your thunder! :-)

      May 1

  • Glaydis B.

    C U there!

    May 1

  • Yvonne J.

    About 300 ft., Glaydis.

    May 1

  • Glaydis B.

    Yvonne, what is the expected feet of elevation?

    May 1

  • Elmira C.

    Yvonne, you have not seen my dogs and there is already a concern, then I simply not go with your group. Problem solved!

    May 1

    • Sheri

      Most of us love dogs and there have been several dogs that join our hikes. Dogs that run back and forth, pushing hikers out of the way along the way, "clipping" the knees of hikers is a concern though. No one wants to get hurt while hiking and a dog that isn't properly trained and hyper can inadvertently injure hikers. I'm sure that's Yvonne's only concern. As the leader she has to think of the group.

      1 · May 1

  • Elmira C.

    Yvonne, what do you mean by "clip"?

    May 1

  • Yvonne J.

    Dogs do not have to be leashed on this trail. We will be a big group, however, and will be on a single-track trail part of the time, so I just ask that your dogs are well-behaved and not clip anyone.

    April 30

  • Elmira C.

    I would like to go if the dogs on that trail are allowed off leash... Please clarify

    April 30

  • Randy M.

    Can't do this hike because I'm leaving early Friday am to do a project with the Friends of NV Wilderness for several days, and then climb Morey and Mahogany Peaks in the Hot Creek Range.

    April 28

  • ShopsLocal

    I'll be heading out of town to participate in the Tour de Cure in Napa that evening.

    April 28

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