Weekly Trail Highlight: Crystal Peak Park

Weekly Trail Highlight: Crystal Peak Park

One Truckee River Month, Recreation, River Tour, Truckee River Watershed, Uncategorized, Wildlife
Thanks to friends of OTR, Mike White and Mark Vollmer, we will be highlighting a Truckee River trail from their book “50 Best Strolls, Walks, and Hikes Around Reno” each week in May. Their book is available for purchase online at Sundance Book Store. We will be featuring some of Marks incredible photography from each trail on our blog each week. Verdi Mill Pond at Crystal Peak Parl Tunnel beneath Old Hwy. 40 Stellar's Jay Truckee River Truckee River Yarrow Blossoms Red-winged Blackbird Northern Rough-winged Swallow Common Merganser Red-winged Blackbird American Coot Interpretive Signage at the Verdi Mill Pond Unidentified Wildflower Unidentified Wildflower Verdi Glen Resort (1924-1938) showing ruins of swimming pool fountain and barbecue chimney.
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Guest Post: A Look Ahead to Bike Month

Guest Post: A Look Ahead to Bike Month

One Truckee River Month, Recreation
Brought to you by the Reno Bike Project Since group riding is currently discouraged, we wanted to encourage you to try some new rides on your own and look forward to the joyous events of Bike Month 2020, which will take place in September.  RBP Bike Month Events: Pancake Feed & Bike to Work Day CycloFemme: Ride & resources for women, girls, non-binary, and transgender cyclists A Closer Look: CycloFemme: RIDE Together. RISE Together. Reno CycloFemme is a half-day event that helps break down barriers that women, girls, transgender, and non-binary people face in cycling. We accomplish this by providing discounted & sponsored bike rentals, free safety checks, three rides of different lengths for all levels of skill & fitness, ride support, and an after party that celebrates our amazing community of FTW…
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Weekly Trail Highlight: Tom Cooke Trail

Weekly Trail Highlight: Tom Cooke Trail

One Truckee River Month, Recreation, River Tour, Truckee River Watershed, Wildlife
Thanks to friends of OTR, Mike White and Mark Vollmer, we will be highlighting a Truckee River trail from their book “50 Best Strolls, Walks, and Hikes Around Reno” each week in May. Their book is available for purchase online at Sundance Book Store. We will be featuring some of Marks incredible photography from each trail on our blog each week. Tom Cook Trailhead Truckee River Bridge Yellow Indian Paintbrush Yellow Indian Paintbrush Red Indian Paintbrush Globe Mallow Arrowleaf Balsamroot Ephedra - also known as Mormon Tea Bottom of the Tom Cooke Trail Tom Cook Trailhead Signs Last Chance Ditch Last Chance Ditch Truckee River from Bridge Penstemon with Peavine Mountain in the background Penstemon
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Truckee River Month, But Make It Digital

Truckee River Month, But Make It Digital

One Truckee River Month, Recreation, Truckee River Watershed
May has rolled around once again, and that means it is officially One Truckee River’s third annual Truckee River Month. This year is a little different from the previous two years’ celebrations. This year's Truckee River Month is an entirely digital event. The only physical components of Truckee River Month this year are the banner over California Ave, our signs along the Truckee River path, and, of course, the river itself. Have you seen any of these when you’ve been out and about lately? If you have, we’d love to know! Tag us on facebook and instagram and use the #TruckeeRiverMonth to share your pictures and stories. Check them along the river. These ones are at Mayberry Park. As for the online lineup for the month, we have a great…
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Seven Ways to Finish Your Summer Off Right

Seven Ways to Finish Your Summer Off Right

Recreation, Truckee River Watershed, Wildlife
July is over halfway over, meaning there's less than one month before school starts again and the memories of late nights and lake days will be simply that -- memories. We did the hard work of finding ways to finish the summer off perfectly. These opportunities will inspire more time in nature, and hopefully a more intimate love of the Truckee River and its benefits. Start checking off your bucket list today! 1. Build a Trail We hike enough of the trails in our area, but have you ever thought about building one? Talk about a gift that keeps on giving. There are plenty of local groups that could use a pair of eager hands when it comes to combing through natural landscapes. Give it a go at the July…
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A Floater’s Guide to Caring for the Truckee

A Floater’s Guide to Caring for the Truckee

Conservation, Efforts, Recreation, Water Quality
It seems as though winter is finally behind us and we are ready for a summer of fun along the Truckee River! For many people, this will mean swimming and floating on the Truckee to cool down on those hot summer days. However, as much fun as it is to make the most of our incredible river, it is essential to consider your safety and the river’s health before you go. We’ve pulled together a few basic guidelines so you can make the most of your float. 1. Consider a Life Vest Right now, the Truckee is moving a bit too fast -- we’re talking between 2,000 and 3,000 cubic feet per second -- to casually float with or without a life vest, or at least without an experienced guide.…
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