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Thursday Night Conditioning, Longest Day of the Year, Road to Nowhere Hike

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On Thurs., June 26th, Ridge Walker will lead his annual "Longest Day of the Year, Road to Nowhere Hike". We will meet in SE Reno at 5:15, leave promptly at 5:30, and hike to the top of Road to Nowhere Peak, which is the highest peak on the skyline east of Reno. We will meet at the power substation at the base of Rattlesnake Mtn., which is located on Alexander Lake Rd., off S. McCarran and one block west of Longley Lane. You can only enter Alexander Lake Rd. from the west coming from McCarran. This will be a 6-mile RT hike, with 1500 ft. of elevation gain, will be done at a brisk pace, and is not recommended for beginner hikers. The first 1000 ft. of gain will be on a rough road, and the remaining 500 ft. ascent will be off-road across rocky volcanic terrain. Good hiking boots are a must, and poles will be helpful. Please bring plenty of water, hats and sunscreen for exposed conditions, and layers for winds on top. Since this is a Sierra Club hike, we will ask you to sign our liability waiver before starting, and we also ask for $1 donation to help cover CPR and First Aid Training for our leaders. Hope to see you this Thurs. for great views on this challenging climb.