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Easy River Walk (from Mayberry Park East to Crissie Caughlin Park
Please read this (https://www.meetup.com/Sierra-Club-Hiking-Reno/pages/23475252/Please_Read_This_Before_You_RSVP_For_a_Trip/) before RSVPing to any Sierra Club Reno hike. Distance is about 5.4 miles round trip on a combination of paved path. The hike will start 5 minutes after the shown start time. The route to the midpoint is displayed in Google Maps here. http://bit.ly/1NeVcyG (http://bit.ly/1PxEXgu) -- at this point, if people want to use a restroom at Crissie Caughlin park, they can be used if the restroom is opened at that time of the year. Rating: Easy but it is about a[masked] minute walk depending upon the pace of the walkers. Join us for this every Monday warm-up hike. It is easy and on a paved path except for about 1 mile on city sidewalks. If you want, bring a snack for a quick stop stop along the way (alongside the Truckee River just to the West of the McCarran Bridge). Then we will hike back after a short 5-10 minute break. You want to park your car where shown in the picture below (see "Park Car Here") As we cross the bridge over the Truckee River leaving Mayberry Park, you will see the small waterfall where Hunter Creek falls into the Truckee River. Near the midpoint of this hike, we are at the riverside: http://www.meetup.com/Sierra-Club-Hiking-Reno/photos/26082868/#[masked] Well-behaved hiking dogs okay but bring a leash (for when needed), children ages 10 on okay, hiking shoes or trail runners recommended. Bring water and rain gear if there are clouds in the sky. Dress appropriately for this time of year and of the evening. You must bring a headlight. See this document (http://www.meetup.com/Sierra-Club-Hiking-Reno/messages/boards/thread/49251154)for advice if you do not have one. (Winter Weather Paragraph): The hike will be canceled on any evening when it is snowing or there is too much ice on the ground. If there is snow but it is not snowing you might want to bring some lightweight traction slip-ons for your shoes -- see the same document (http://www.meetup.com/Sierra-Club-Hiking-Reno/messages/boards/thread/49251154) referred to above for ice traction advice. If there is some ice but walkable with traction aids, those who show up with traction aids (like Yak Trax or IceTrekkers or equivalent) will be allowed to come on the hike. Sign-in and liability waiver required. We ask a $1 donation to our outings leader training fund. For more information about the Sierra Club, its mission, history, and other events, please see http://www.sierraclub.org/toiyabe/great-basin . Membership in the Sierra Club is NOT a requirement to participate in any of our hikes. See you there for fun and friendship!

Mayberry Crossing Park

101 Woodland Ave · Reno, NV

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What we're about

Friends and members of the Sierra Club,

Thank you for choosing to join us on one of our outings - a 100+ year tradition of the Sierra Club! For many decades, volunteers of our local group, the Great Basin Group, have lead outings throughout the region. Areas of the region include the greater Reno area, the Sierra Nevada mountains, and the vast interior of the state of Nevada.

We are not "just another Meetup group". The Sierra Club has been in existence for over 125 years. Our mission is to "Explore, enjoy, and protect the planet". Our volunteer outings leaders will, at a minimum, have basic first aid training and go through a mentoring process with veteran outings leaders before becoming outings leaders themselves. That is the minimum that you can expect. Many of our outings leaders will have decades of experience leading outings in our region and have many wonderful outdoor secrets to share with you!

Almost all trips posted on this website are Sierra Club outings - all participants must sign a Sierra Club Sign-in Sheet and Liability Waiver (https://www.sierraclub.org/sites/www.sierraclub.org/files/sce/great-basin-group/SierraClubSigninSheetandLiabilityWaiver_june2010.PDF) at the trailhead before we begin each outing. If you have any question about the difficulty of the outing and whether you have the appropriate fitness, and/or equipment to participate, contact the outing leader before the day of the outing. During the outing, expect to remain with the outings leader during the entire outing, unless there is a co-leader (this is for safety and liability reasons). If you plan on bringing a dog, please ask the outing leader of the trip for permission and special instructions before the day of the outing.

You do not have to be a Sierra Club member to participate in our outings.

All participants will be asked to donate $1 to the Sierra Club Great Basin Group every time they join us for an outing to fund our outings leader training programs.

Find more Great Basin Group outings here:

http://www.sierraclub.org/toiyabe/great-basin/outings-and-events

Join us on facebook here:

http://www.facebook.com/groups/scgbg/

Learn more about the Great Basin Group here:

http://www.sierraclub.org/toiyabe/great-basin

Join the Sierra Club here (when you see the opportunity, enter our group code "1401"):

http://www.sierraclub.org/

If you are interested in becoming an outings leader for the Great Basin Group, contact me at:

danomike@yahoo.com

Hopefully, we will meet out on the trail soon!

Daniel Ellsworth
Outings Chair - Great Basin Group
"We Get You Outdoors"

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