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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.
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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.
Memorial Day Weekend, some Pine Nutters will head south to camp and ride out of Gold Point. The Dunes and Trails ATV club will be coming up from Clark County to join in the weekend as well. There is room for RV camping and some mine cabins you can rent for the night, as well. Camping is available with a $5.00 fee, which is used to help maintain the townsite. YOU NEED to make reservations if you want to stay in one of the old cabins or camp in the town.
Please join us Memorial Day Weekend – Gold Point is 1 hour north of Beatty. Some more interesting reading on Gold Point.
More info coming soon…