|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:
- art gear
- cart or backpack
- art umbrella
- lunch and drink
- good walking shoes or boots
- Hat, sunglasses
|view looking south|
River Fork Ranch: http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/nevada/placesweprotect/river-fork-ranch.xml
|an icy pond on the other side of the trail|