This will be the first PNMTA weekend trip of 2018.
Planning on camping in the cut south of Middlegate
or drive up (it is just under 2 hours from Carson City) to join for the Saturday ride.
There will be *at least* one family/beginner level ride that is SxS Quad friendly and probability a more advanced ride as well.
For those who do not want to dry camp (there are no hook ups), there is limited lodging available at
Middlegate Station – (775) 423-7134
the Cold Springs resort http://www.cssresort.com
Pine Nut Mountains Trail Association Family Fun Ride and BBQ
Date : Sunday May 20, 2018
Staging Location : Johnson Lane, Minden
Staging Time : 9:00am
BBQ Location : Sunrise Pass Road, 5.9 miles east of Johnson Lane / 1.25 miles west of Brunswick Canyon Road.
BBQ Time : 11:30am – 1:pm
PNMTA will supply burgers, buns, condiments, chips, salad of some sort, and non adult drinks. Feel free to add a favorite side dish but don’t feel obligated.
This ride is open to all members and friends with all types of rides. At the staging area riders will break into separate groups for separate rides depending on vehicle type, rider ability, etc. Ride leaders can appoint themselves at the morning riders meeting. Then we will all meet at lunch and tell lies about how well we rode in the morning.
Any questions, contact DougH at 530-414-5178 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Stay tuned! More details to come!
PNMTA day hike. Saturday July 7.
Meet at Luther Pass 10:00AM. Should take about two hours.
From Carson Valley, drive Hwy 88 to Hope Valley, turn right (north toward Tahoe) on Hwy 89 at Picketts Junction. At the top of the hill, park at the first turnout on the left.
The hike is fairly short at about 3 miles. There is some trail and some off trail walking with mild route finding over loose rock, etc. Some of the trail section will be on the historic California Trail.The off trail section will have a “mostly” gentle accent of about 400ft. The pace will will be whatever everyone wants to do. No rush.
Meadow views, aspen’s, large pines and Mountain Junipers, and a nice view of Hope Valley / Woodfords Canyon.
This hike is Good Dog friendly, though there is no water on the route and some granite for those with tender paws. There are deer in the area if your dog is a chaser. And probably mountain bikes on the last 1/2 mile.
Stay tuned for more details!
Be ready to ride at 10:15 A.M. All vehicles welcome from 2 wheels to sxs.
Outreach and education day at the Pine Grove site and partnering with folks from the “Nevada Backroads” group to make a difference at Pine Grove. PNMTA will have our traditional information table to discuss issues and good stewardship, OHV registration and its importance, and supply tools to do a clean-up day as well. Items we hope to accomplish, aside from picking up trash, is to cut a wildfire defensible area around the remaining buildings and take a photo inventory of all the remaining structures and artifacts.
With an overt ‘maintenance’ presence at Pine Grove, it is hoped the casual visitor will see this as an active space and, hopefully, not be so quick to continue dismantling the town.
The long-term strategy is to encourage another local group to formally adopt the townsite, something akin to “Friends of Bodie,” where this group would note the status of the town and, if needed, schedule a stewardship day.