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Hiking Group (Advanced)*

Henry T A Taro, Hike Leader

(775) 530-2935 (between 5:00 AM and 7:30 PM)

*This activity is not on a set schedule for the weekends; when/if this takes place all depends on the interest, weather conditions, and Henry's schedule.

The Advanced Hiking Group, depending upon interest, usually has an event every weekend, weather and leader's schedule permitting. The hikes tend to be cardiovascular, weight-bearing, aerobic activities, with an attempt to incorporate scenic and/or historical places for the spirit.

A $1.00 donation is requested for the Senior Center programs. Hikers who are ride-sharing are requested to contribute gas money with the driver commensurate to the distance driven.

Potential hikers must be experienced and conditioned; the pace is usually at least 2 mph. Hikes range from about 6 miles to possibly over 17 miles, with elevation gains usually between 1,000 and 3,000 vertical feet. Most hikes are around 8 to 12 miles (six to eight hours in duration), with 1,000 to 2,000 feet of elevation gain.

Required & Recommended Items

  • Hiking boots are required
  • Participants should bring nutritious lunches and snacks
  • plenty of water (two to four or more quarts, depending upon the length of the hike and time of year)
  • personal needs
  • wear appropriate clothing
  • sunscreen
  • dark glasses
  • tie-down hats are highly recommended year-round items
  • bring mosquito repellant as necessary

No dogs are allowed on any hike.

Each hiker will be required to sign the liability waiver and release form.

All hikers must be pre-approved by the leader.

Hike descriptions/details are posted on the bulletin board opposite the Nevada Room (located in the hallway linking the older portion of the Senior Center with the new expansion.) Feel free to call T A with any questions at 775-530-2935 between 5:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. any day, and at least two full days prior to the event.