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#52RenoHikes 2023 Recap

In 2023 we set out with the goal of hiking 52 local trails, one a week. And we challenged you guys to join us along the way!

💪 We started out really strong! Every month, I published a blog post here with four recommended hikes of the month… we had weekly stories and reels featuring different parks and trails.

😵 But at the end of the March I broke my pelvis… Once I recovered, we had a couple trips out of town, I was working three jobs and in all honesty, Rusty messed up his knee and had surgery… and in all honesty, motivation just died off.

📸 Looking back through my photos of the year, we TECHNICALLY went to a park each week, but it was often more for the playground than for a hike. And while we could claim success, I know that this doesn’t count towards the goal.

🤩 But just because we failed, doesn’t mean that we didn’t inspire some of you! We are CHEERING ON two of our community members, Juliette and Gabriella who both CRUSHED the #52RenoHikes challenge, getting out weekly to take on the trail! As a "reward", we're gifting them each $52 Gear Hut gift cards to replace those boots!

Here are just a few of the trails that were on our radar for this year... I've noted the one's we've completed (last year or ever). Feel free to reach out with questions about any of these adventures!

✅ North Valleys Regional Park Progressive Trail

✅ McCarren Ranch Preserve

✅ Bartley Ranch Regional Park Flume Trail and Quail Run

✅ Donner Peak

✅ Lagomarsino Canyon (not in high summer!)

✅ Deadman's Creek at Washoe Lake State Park

✅ Grimes Point Archaeological Site

✅ Sun Valley Regional Park, Rocks Loop

✅ Oxbow Nature Preserve (no dogs!)

✅ Eagle Rock

✅ Cave Rock (for sunset!)

✅ Keystone Canyon Shirley Canyon

✅ Castle Rock along the TRT

Upper Chalk Creek Trail ✅ Tahoe Yosemite Trail through Desolation Wilderness (backpacked)

Fort Churchill State Park

✅ Sierra Vista Park walking loop (or bring the bike to work on your skills!)

✅ Evans Creek, Nature Trail

✅ Sparks Marina Loop

✅ Sierra Buttes Firetower

✅ Taylor Creek (to see the salmon run)

✅ Donner Lake Train Tunnels

✅ Spooner Lake Loop

Ophir Creek Trail

✅ Tahoe Meadows Interpretive Loop

✅ Martis Peak Trail

✅ Miners Trail

✅ Mount Houghton Trail

✅ Monkey Condos

✅ Winnemucca Lake via Pacific Crest Trail

Sierra Canyon Trail in Genoa

✅ Huffaker Hills Trailhead

✅ Anderson Park Trail

✅ Prison Hill OHV Exploration

✅ Monkey Rock

Mt. Judah Loop Trail

✅ Hidden Valley Regional Park Loop

✅ Steamboat Ditch Trail

✅ Mount Rose Summit

✅ Lake Tahoe East Shore Trail

✅ Hole in the Wall

Marlette Lake

✅ Kings Canyon Waterfall

✅ Chickadee Ridge via Tahoe Meadows

✅ Jones White Loop

✅ Galena Creek Nature Trail

✅ Dry Pond

✅ Ballardini Ranch Loop

✅ Clear Creek (shuttle this on mountain bike!)

✅ Church's Pond

✅ Arboretum (at San Rafael)

✅ Relay Peak

✅ Moon Rocks OHV Area

✅ Thomas Creek Trail

✅ Lower Whites Creek Trail

✅ Crystal Peak (bring your rock hounding supplies!)

✅ Hunter Creek Waterfall Trail

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