• First Day Hike at Walker River State Recreation Area on Tuesday, January 1, 2019

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    Name: First Day Hike at Walker River State Recreation Area on Tuesday, January 1, 2019
    Date: January 1, 2019
    Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM PST
    Event Description:
     
    First Day Hike at Walker River State Recreation Area
    on Tuesday, January 1, 2019
     
     
    YERINGTON, Nev. – Join park staff on a moderate 4-mile round-trip hike along the East Walker River at the Pitchfork Ranch.
     
    The route will follow an old ranch road for about 1.5 miles and then climb a hill to the ridgetop along rocky and uneven ground to a scenic overlook. Participants will enjoy a round of sparkling cider to celebrate the New Year! Along the way, park staff will discuss the current and future developments of the new state park and highlight a variety of flora and fauna of the region.
     
    The hike will take approximately 2.5 hours. Please bring water, dress for the weather and wear comfortable hiking shoes.
     
    WHEN: Tuesday, January 1, 2019, 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
     
    WHERE: Please meet at the Visitor Center at Walker River State Recreation Area, Pitchfork Ranch, 211 E. Walker Rd., Yerington, NV 89447.  Directions from Yerington: drive south on highway 208 and turn left on East Walker Road. Continue 4 miles to the entrance of the Pitchfork Ranch.
     
    COST:  The event is free, however the $5 Day Use fee per vehicle still applies.  
     
    CONTACT: Heather Jolley, 775-463-1609, or wrsra@parks.nv.gov
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