The Bureau of Land Management and Friends of Nevada Wilderness are co-hosting a hike in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act in Douglas County's Burbank Canyons Wilderness Study Area, the largest remaining undeveloped area in the Pine Nut Mountains. The Wilderness Study Area (WSA) consists of three scenic canyons, each boasting abundant wildlife and vegetation. Hikers will be skirting the boundary road through Red Canyon which holds a small perennial stream and sweeping views.
This interpretive hike will discuss the values of public land, the differences between a Wilderness Area and a Wilderness Study Area, and the two other canyons found in the WSA and how to access them.
9:00am: Meet at the intersection of Red Canyon Road and Day Lane, east of Halbrook Canyon off of Highway 208 (northwest of Wellington, Nevada); high clearance vehicle recommended.
1.5 hour half drive from Carson City, about 2.5 hours from Reno; carpooling options available - please call or e-mail prior to day of hike.
Estimated hike will be 4 hours long, approximately 4.5 miles round trip.
Intermediate level - mostly dirt road with some off trail hiking.
Things to bring: water, hat, layered clothing for changing temperatures, sunscreen, long sleeve shirt and long heavy (canvas, jeans, etc.) pants, ankle high hiking boots
Well behaved dogs on leashes welcome