Saturday, August 10, 2013

August 13, 2013 (Tuesday) Paint-Out at Silver Saddle Ranch

Date:          August 13, 2013 (Tuesday)
Time:          9:30 am
Place:          Silver Saddle Ranch, Carson City, NV
Parking:       Parking area .6 miles down their gravel ranch road see above
Amenities:    bathroom, hiking trails, bird watching, picnic area, working cattle ranch, barns and caretaker house, hiking and horseriding trails
Meeting Place:   the parking area.  Painting areas in walking distance.
Dogs:             I do not know what dog requirements they have - please leave at home.
Children:        I do not know what their requirements are - but they probably want them supervised because of barbed wire and dangerous ranch equipment.  If you are going to paint, please leave them with a sitter.

Directions:     From Reno, take 580 south
                     Take exit 38 for Fairview Drive, keep in left lane
                     Turn Left at the light onto Fairview Drive
                     At the round-about, take 1st exit onto East 5th Street
                     Turn Right on Carson River Road
                     Follow Carson River Road for 1.4 miles to the entrance at a bend in the road.
                     Picture above shows their sign on Carson River Road
                     Follow their gravel ranch road .6 miles to the parking area

Links, pictures and trail maps:  
Friends of Silver Saddle Ranch

What to bring:
  • camera
  • painting gear
  • carts will work here - level ground
  • drinking water
  • donation money? (if they have a donation box)
  • hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, umbrella
  • lunch or snacks
  • folding chair if you wish
  • bug spray (where there are cattle....there are flies)
  • Antihistimine if you are sensitive to bee stings (this is bee and wasp season!)
What you can paint:
  • cattle (at least I think they are there year-round!  They were there when I visited in winter)
  • ranch and pasture vistas
  • some sagebrush and cottonwood trees
  • nearby Carson River if you choose to drive down the road
  • Ranch buildings

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