This group offers trails that don't need hiking poles. We'll also have some social fun for camaraderie.
This group was designed for people who want to be active, get outdoors, and get your adventurous side piqued. We do this through hiking and discovering nature trail walks, and periodic get-togethers beyond that. This group IS NOT a lung busting, calf burning, hiking into the night, hardcore hiking group. We are more the simple, easy and moderate range in hiking.
Our common ground is walking and talking and socializing, enjoying the camaraderie between us. Not every walk/hike or event is for every person. However there is always something new to learn, every single outing. Come one, come all.
This presentation looks at the tectonic forces that resulted in the creation of Lake Tahoe, it discusses the early explorers of the region (including how they influenced the location of the California - Nevada border), and describes the impact of mining and logging to the lake and its watershed. Finally, it discusses how climate change may affect the lake in the future. Join John Farley a docent (and former software engineer on the Humble Space Telescope) at the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center to explore this interesting subject.
Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation is leading weekly interpretive hikes in a park near you! Come explore a new location and learn about the various ecology and unique history of parks in our area. Plan on spending a little more than one hour on each walk. Distances range from 0.5 miles to 1.5 miles. Hikes begin Thursday, April 4th, 2019 and will continue every Thursday through the end of September. The walks are free and open to everyone.
The first walk will be on April 4th at 6:00 pm at Truckee Meadows Nature Study Area.
For the full schedule visit: https://www.tmparksfoundation.org/copy-of-discover-your-parks-walks
Come and meet a live desert tortoise. Meeghan Gray, Ph.D., instructor in the Biology Department at TMCC will share information about our state reptile. Come and learn how long they live, how they survive winter, how their gender is determined and why they are listed as a threatened species.