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Park rangers scheduled to lead fall photo hikes on area trails



Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space has released its “Fall Photo Hikes” series geared toward those who enjoy scenic landscapes and photographing nature.

Park rangers suggest participants bring a jacket, sturdy pair of hiking boots, water, snack and a camera.

The ranger-led hikes are easy to medium in difficulty, with each covering between 2 to 5 miles and lasting 2 to 3 hours each, according to Washoe County.

The schedule, weather permitting, is as follows:

  • 2 p.m. Oct. 5 at Upper Whites Creek Trail, located off National Forest Development Road 047, Reno
  • 2 p.m. Oct. 19 at Galena Creek Regional Park’s south entrance, 18250 Mt Rose Hwy., Reno
  • 2 p.m. Oct. 26 at Upper Thomas Creek trailhead, located off National Forest Development Road 049, Reno
  • 2 p.m. Nov. 2 at Crystal Peak Park, 561 Crystal Park Road, Verdi

Admission is free. No pets.

For more information, call 775-849-2511, email [email protected] or visit https://www.washoecounty.us/outreach/2019/09/Fall-Photo-Hikes-19.pdf.

Carla O'Day
Carla O'Day
Carla has an undergraduate degree in journalism and more than 10 years experience as a daily newspaper reporter. She grew up in Jacksonville, Fla., moved to the Reno area in 2002 and wrote for the Reno Gazette-Journal for 8 years, covering a variety of topics. Prior to that, she covered local government in Fort Pierce, Fla.




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