Wednesday, March 4, 2015

March 9, 2015 (Monday) Repeat of River Fork Ranch, Genoa area

Last Monday the weather may have scared away painters, but three of us passed through Carson City's snow flurry and were rewarded to a sunny, mild morning at River Fork Ranch near Genoa!  We liked it so much, we thought we'd go there again - and the weather forecast looks like it will be nice and warmer!
view looking north

Date:          March 9, 2015 (Monday)
Time:          10:00 am
Place:          River Fork Ranch
Amenities:  Whit Hall Interpretive Center is at the Preserve is not open and there are no bathrooms.   Genoa is down the street maybe less than a mile - food and bathrooms are in the town.  Genoa Country Store is a good place to visit
Parking:      There is a large parking lot - free - open daily year-round
Restrictions:  No dogs

River Fork Ranch is located at 381 Genoa Lane, Minden, NV 89423 near the historic town of Genoa in the Carson Valley.

Directions from Carson City:  Drive south on 395 for 8.7 miles
Turn Right onto SR 206/Genoa Lane and continue for 2.4 miles
The preserve and parking area will be on your left and is well marked with a sign.

What is there:  hiking trails, wildlife viewing, interesting woven flood plain control, wetlands, Carson River

To get to the views of the river - walk around the deck of the Interpretive Center and you will see a trail head.  It follows the river going south and goes for 2 miles.  The pictures I took above and below were the closest distance from the Interpretive Center.  Parts of the trail were a little muddy, but next week should be drier and easy for carts.

What to bring: 

  • camera
  • art gear
  • cart or backpack
  • art umbrella
  • lunch and drink
  • good walking shoes or boots
  • jacket?
  • Hat, sunglasses

view looking south

an icy pond on the other side of the trail

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