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Base Camp Reno

101 Hikes from Sage to Snow

Christopher Barile, Elizabeth Barile


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Reno: A Base Camp for All Seasons

Ideally positioned between the spectacular peaks and lakes of California's Sierra Nevadas and the vast and varied Great Basin of Nevada, Reno is an unparalleled hub for exploring the natural beauty and grandeur this region offers. The area's four-season climate combined with year-round sun guarantees that every day can be a great day to go exploring.

Discover the dramatic scenery and diverse terrain of ten distinct geographical regions with 101 hikes--all within no more than an hour's drive from downtown Reno. Enjoy a trail through snowbanks or amble along a sandy path. Traverse sage-covered hillsides or walk through meadows of wildflowers. Stroll along peaceful creeks or ascend to craggy cliffs and mountaintops. With Christopher and Elizabeth Barile as your guides and Reno as your base camp, you'll find your perfect adventure, whether you have a few hours to spend or time for an all-day trek.

History, geology, flora, and fauna for each hike
Best hikes for each season, and where to enjoy spring wildflowers, fall foliage, and more
Ratings for trail conditions, difficulty, and suitability for children
Detailed driving directions to trailheads and info about parking
Regional maps showing all trailheads in each chapter; route and elevation map for each hike
Best hikes for kids, teens, and adults with limited ability
Elevation gains, mileage, average hiking times, and even calculated caloric burn
Hikes by interest: waterfalls, rock scrambling, bird watching, petroglyphs, wild horses, and many more
How to prepare & what to take
101 great hikes to choose from

Imbrifex Books, 9781945501586, 376pp.

Publication Date: April 5, 2022

About the Author

Christopher (PhD) and Elizabeth (MSc.) Barile have hiked over 200 trails in Nevada and California while pregnant or carrying their two young children on their backs. They are alumni of Stanford University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Chris is currently a chemistry professor at the University of Nevada, Reno. They live in the beautiful city of Reno and have hiked over a thousand miles here. Although they have published dozens of scientific papers, this work is their first book.