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

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.

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  • Josiah

    One of my favorite hikes with this group so far! There was little to no scenery of the streams, waterfalls, towering trees, and impressive rock formations sort, but the high desert terrain was beautiful in its austere way. The view from the top was excellent, offering a full panoramic vista of Reno and its surrounding valleys. It was great to actually hike up to the top of something, even if it was a peak of modest stature. Ed and I had shared a bit of doubt as to my readiness to complete this hike, and it was certainly a challenge! Lots of steep climbing, and for much of the ascent there wasn't much of a trail to speak of. But that only added to the sense of adventure, and the rewarding thrill of reaching the summit. Toughest hike I've done with this group, but definitely well worth the sweat. I'm very glad I went!

    June 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Not sure I'll make it. Will un RSVP as soon as I can if I can't.

    June 26, 2014

  • Larry D.

    Alexander Lake Rd. is actually one block east of Longley Lane

    June 26, 2014

  • Jeanne K.

    So glad it is a cooler day for this one!

    June 26, 2014

  • Josiah

    If I don't try harder hikes, I won't ever be able to do harder hikes. So I'm going for it!

    June 26, 2014

  • Randy M.

    Sorry to miss this hike. I'll be getting ready to head to the Sheldon NWR on Friday for the Friends of NV Wilderness work project to remove the final 4 miles of internal fencing on the refuge.

    June 22, 2014

  • Pam

    This sound like so much fun. Sorry to be missing it but I have to work until 5:30 that night. Hope to be at the next one.

    June 22, 2014

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