Wednesday, November 12, 2014

November 17, 2014 Let's Paint Dunes! Washoe Lake Paint-out

All this pictures were taken at 3:00 in the afternoon and it was overcast

Have you painted the dunes with iceplant along the Monterey coast?  Well, if you miss that, you must try painting our own Nevada dunes with sagebrush and rabbit brush and other native plant life growing on it!

Date:          November 17, 2014
Time:          9:30 am
Place:          Washoe Lake State Park - the North Boat Ramp Entrance
Meet:           In the above-mentioned parking lot
Amenities:    Bathrooms, picnic tables, dog-friendly
Fee:              $5.00 Nevada residents, $7.00 out of state - per car
Fees required year round

Washoe Lake may be dried up quite a bit, but it is still a nice area to paint.  This particular entrance has dunes close to the parking lot.  There are also sandy beach areas with grasses here and there.  There is also a wonderful view of Slide Mountain in the background.  So there is lots to choose from and your dog will love it.  It is off season so there is no one there - hardly.

The sign at the entrance off of Lakeshore Drive

Endless beaches since the lake is so dried up
From Reno Downtown 80/395/580:  Take 580 south, Exit 47B for old 395 South/Virginia Street.  Continue on old 395 going south (Virginia Street) (don't go to Virginia City)about 6.8 miles.  At the top of a hill, get in the left-turning lane.  Turn Left on East Lake Boulevard.  Go about 2.1 miles and turn right on Lakeshore Drive.  If you miss this turn, just turn at any other street and it will take you the same road - Lakeshore Drive - which follows the edge of the lake.  Continue about 1.8 miles until you see the sign (pictured above) and turn right.  Go to the end and meet in the parking lot.


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