Friends volunteers helped reopen South Loop trail for National Public Lands Day 2016!
From our neighborhoods to our nation's awe-inspiring National Parks, public lands of all sizes and varieties are the places where we live, learn, play, exercise, and relax. Each year, Americans are asked to set aside one day to celebrate and give back to the lands that give us so much. That day - the 4th Saturday in September - is National Public Lands Day!
In southern Nevada, Friends of Nevada Wilderness, the Great Basin Institute, and the Bristlecone Chapter of Back Country Horsemen of Nevada teamed up to maintain & reopen the much beloved South Loop Trail. South Loop is one half of the Mt. Charleston National Recreation Trail that brings visitors to the 11,916 ft peak of Mt. Charleston. South Loop had been closed since being heavily damaged by the Carpenter 1 Fire and successive flooding in 2013.