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Washoe County Park Rangers lead “Fall Photo Hikes”

By Miriam Hodgman

DSC_0054If you enjoy hiking scenic trails, and love to take nature photography, then you will not want to miss the “Fall Photo Hikes” series.

Join Washoe County Park Rangers on three Fridays in October and explore some of our area’s most scenic trails. This series provides amateur photographers and hiking enthusiasts alike with the opportunity to capture spectacular fall photography.

If this sounds like fun, then bring a jacket, a sturdy pair of hiking boots, a bottle of water, and of course your favorite camera. The hikes take between 1-2 hours, weather permitting.

The next “Fall Photo Hike” is Friday, October 10, beginning at the Michael D. Thompson Trailhead on Woodchuck Circle at 5 p.m. On Friday, October 17, explore the Nature Trails at Crystal Peak Park off Old Highway 40 in Verdi, beginning 4 p.m. The last hike takes place at Bartley Ranch Regional Park on Friday, October 24, starting 4:00 p.m. at the Historic Huffaker School.

The “Sierra-Nevada Autumn Photo Exhibit” in the Western Heritage Interpretive Center is another great reason to come to Bartley Ranch Regional Park in October. It runs until October 30, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The exhibit features photos by local photographers expressing their favorite views of Nevada and the Sierras. Visitors are asked to vote for “People’s Choice,” and all participating photographers will be asked to vote for “Artist’s Choice.”

These are ranger-guided hikes geared toward photography, RSVP for each week at 775-828-6612. For more information the public can also email [email protected]

Bartley Ranch Regional Park is managed by the Washoe County Community Services Department. For more information, visit http://www.washoecountyparks.com/.

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