Dry Pond via Thomas Creek Trail

A beautiful day for a hike with friends to Dry Pond via the Thomas Creek Trail in Reno. 
That is Mt Rose in the background of the photo. 


A short walk with Guiness and Spaz

I was planning a much longer hike with Guiness but Spaz insisted on going so we walked around the Sun Valley Regional Park. Kinda cloudy and gray but still nice to get out.


Lower Mt Rose Trail Loop 2011-0828

From Lower Mt Rose Trail Loop 2011-0828

A beautiful hike on the lower Mount Rose Trail. Still plenty of wild flowers, mild temps and as always, incredible views.

The Mount Rose Summit Plaza parking lot was almost full, but we did not see very many people on the trail.

6 Mile Loop, with only 800+ elevation gain with option to continue on the Tahoe Rim Trail or the Mt Rose Summit Trail.
Getting There: Mt Rose trailhead is located at the Mt. Rose Summit Welcome Plaza on State Route 431 (17 miles west of U.S. 395). The trailhead is behind the restrooms.

View Mt Rose Summit Welcome Center in a larger map

Very naughty Spaz!

Woke up this morning, not to who I wanted to, but to my bad little girl who knows better!

I do not know how she gets up on the bed without waking me up; Every time she tries while I am awake she, tries to jump up, misses, grunts, groans, jumps, can't get her back legs up high enough, drops down to the floor, grunts and groans and tries, tries again.


Dreaming of The American Discovery Trail

Last week, I stumbled across a trail that travels through the state of Nevada, heck, travels across the entire United States; The American Discovery Trail.

The ADT is billed as "The American Discovery Trail stretches across more than 6,800 miles and 15 states. The ADT is the only coast-to-coast, non-motorized recreational trail. Linking communities, cities, parks and wilderness, the ADT allows people to hike, bike or ride horses for an afternoon or a cross-country adventure."

I found a few resources that are useful, including maps and blogs of hikers.

Just one more long-distance hiking trail to add to my long list of trails to dream about hiking.


Snowshoeing Donner Pass Lakes Loop 2010-0103

Our first outing of 2010 - The Donner Pass Lakes Loop.
A wonderful snowshoe trek with great views of Castle Peak, Donner Peak and Donner Lake, Mount Judah and Mount Lincoln.
This loop passes three lakes, Azalea Lake, Flora Lake and Angela Lake, snow covered granite walls and climbing Boreal Ridge a 360 degree view of the entire Donner Pass area.
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David Robbins aka David Thompson writer of the Wilderness Series is publishing an installment story on his blog: