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Base Camp Reno: 101 Hikes from Sage to Snow

Base Camp Reno: 101 Hikes from Sage to Snow

by Christopher Barile, Elizabeth Barile
Base Camp Reno: 101 Hikes from Sage to Snow

Base Camp Reno: 101 Hikes from Sage to Snow

by Christopher Barile, Elizabeth Barile

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Overview

Reno: A Base Camp for All Seasons
Ideally positioned between the spectacular peaks and lakes of California’s Sierra Nevadas and the vast and varied Great Basin of Nevada, Reno is an unparalleled hub for exploring the natural beauty and grandeur this region offers. The area’s four-season climate combined with year-round sun guarantees that every day can be a great day to go exploring.

Discover the dramatic scenery and diverse terrain of ten distinct geographical regions with 101 hikes—all within no more than an hour’s drive from downtown Reno. Enjoy a trail through snowbanks or amble along a sandy path. Traverse sage-covered hillsides or walk through meadows of wildflowers. Stroll along peaceful creeks or ascend to craggy cliffs and mountaintops. With Christopher and Elizabeth Barile as your guides and Reno as your base camp, you’ll find your perfect adventure, whether you have a few hours to spend or time for an all-day trek.

  • History, geology, flora, and fauna for each hike
  • Best hikes for each season, and where to enjoy spring wildflowers, fall foliage, and more
  • Ratings for trail conditions, difficulty, and suitability for children
  • Detailed driving directions to trailheads and info about parking
  • Regional maps showing all trailheads in each chapter; route and elevation map for each hike
  • Best hikes for kids, teens, and adults with limited ability
  • Elevation gains, mileage, average hiking times, and even calculated caloric burn!
  • Hikes by interest: waterfalls, rock scrambling, bird watching, petroglyphs, wild horses, and many more
  • How to prepare & what to take
  • 101 great hikes to choose from!


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    Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9781945501586
    Publisher: Imbrifex Books
    Publication date: 04/05/2022
    Series: Base Camp , #3
    Pages: 376
    Sales rank: 403,657
    Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)
    Age Range: 15 - 18 Years

    About the Author

    Christopher (PhD) and Elizabeth (MSc.) Barile have hiked over 200 trails in Nevada and California while pregnant or carrying their two young children on their backs. They are alumni of Stanford University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Chris is currently a chemistry professor at the University of Nevada, Reno. They live in the beautiful city of Reno and have hiked over a thousand miles here. Although they have published dozens of scientific papers, this work is their first book.

    Table of Contents

    Before You Hit the Trail 11

    The Northeastern Sierra Nevadas 39

    1 Frenchman Lake 42

    2 Adams Peak 44

    3 Lakes Basin 48

    4 Beckwourth Pass Loop 53

    5 Badenough Waterfalls 55

    6 Babbitt Fire Tower 58

    7 Sardine Peak 61

    8 Stampede Overlook 64

    9 Little Truckee River 67

    10 Verdi Fire Tower 70

    11 Boca Ridge 73

    12 Truckee River Canyon 75

    Petersen Mountains 77

    13 Red Rock Cliffs 80

    14 Sand Hills 83

    15 Petersen Springs 85

    16 Little Petersen 90

    17 Goldstone Loop 93

    18 Cold Springs 95

    19 Silver Knolls 98

    The North Valleys 101

    20 Dogskin Mountain 104

    21 Moon Rocks 107

    22 Warm Springs Mountain 110

    23 Freds Mountain 112

    24 Hungry Valley 114

    25 Hungry Ridge Loop 117

    26 Granite Hills 120

    27 Swan Lake 122

    28 Spanish Benchmark 124

    The Pah Rah Range 127

    29 Pyramid Lake 130

    30 Tule Peak 133

    31 Incandescent Rocks 137

    32 Seagull Point 140

    33 Virginia Peak 142

    34 Sugarloaf 145

    35 Griffith Canyon Petroglyphs 148

    36 Spanish Springs Peak 152

    37 Olinghouse 155

    38 Airway Loop 158

    Truckee Meadows 161

    39 Sun Valley Park 164

    40 Peavine Peak 167

    41 Keystone Canyon 171

    42 Evans Canyon 174

    43 Dog Valley 178

    44 West Peavine 182

    45 Oxbow Park 186

    46 Steamboat Ditch 190

    47 Hunter Creek Falls 193

    48 Rattlesnake 196

    49 Huffaker Hills 198

    50 Steamboat Hills 200

    Donner Pass 203

    51 Sierra Buttes 206

    52 Webber Lake 209

    53 Webber Falls 212

    54 Mount Lola 216

    55 Sagehen Creek 220

    56 Castle Peak 223

    57 Summit Lake 226

    58 Alder Creek 229

    59 Boca Hill 231

    60 Mount Judah and Donner Peak 233

    61 Coldstream Canyon 236

    62 Martis Creek Lake and Lake Ella 238

    63 Five Lakes 241

    North Lake Tahoe 245

    64 Martis Peak 248

    65 Kings Beach Tahoe Rim Trail 250

    66 Incline Flume Trail 253

    67 Stateline Point 256

    68 Sand Harbor 259

    69 Chimney Beach 262

    70 Marlette Lake 264

    The Carson Range 267

    71 Upper Thomas Creek 270

    72 Thomas and Whites Creeks Loop 273

    73 Church's Pond 276

    74 Brown's Creek 279

    75 Mount Rose 282

    76 Mount Houghton and Relay Peak 286

    77 Tamarack Lake 290

    78 Tamarack Peak 292

    79 Incline Peak 294

    80 Tahoe Meadows 297

    81 Chickadee Ridge 300

    82 Ophir Creek 302

    83 Genoa Loop 305

    The Virginia Range 309

    84 Chalk Bluff 312

    85 Hidden Valley Peak 314

    86 Hidden Valley Canyon 317

    87 Lagomarsino Petroglyphs 319

    88 Louse Benchmark 323

    89 Geiger Grade 326

    90 Mount Davidson and Mount Bullion 328

    91 Washoe Lake 332

    92 Mount Scott 335

    93 Basalt Hill 337

    Carson City and Beyond 339

    94 Patua Hot Springs 342

    95 Grimes Point 344

    96 Rocky Peak 347

    97 Emma Peak 350

    98 Fort Churchill 353

    99 Kings Canyon Falls 355

    100 Prison Hill 358

    101 Bently Heritage Trail 360

    Acknowledgments 363

    Appendix A Choose Your Perfect Hike 364

    Appendix B Hikes Ordered by Elevation Gain 366

    Appendix C Hikes Ordered by Round-Trip Mileage 367

    Appendix D Hikes Ordered by Difficulty 369

    Index 371

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