Carson group holds summer walks through the city

People who love to get outdoors and enjoy a nice walk are invited to a series of walks taking place in and around Carson City Tuesday mornings through Sept. 9.

Carson residents Anne Macquarie and Penny Fairfield, founding members of the nonprofit group Muscle Powered, Citizens for a Bikeable and Walkable Carson City, organized the summer activity this year as a way to promote fitness and awareness of the area.

"We just wanted to provide an opportunity to Carson City folks to get out and explore their community and their parks and trails," Fairfield said.

The first tour took place Tuesday along the Carson River at Riverview Park and drew nearly a dozen walkers and a few four-legged friends, Fairfield said.

"Both the dogs and the people had smiles and it was really pleasant," she said.

The group sent out fliers to medical offices around the city and left some at the Carson City Library to promote the event. Anyone interested in future walks can simply show up at 8 a.m. for the walk. Walkers are encouraged to bring a good pair of shoes, sunscreen, water, a hat, identification and a walking stick.

For information, call Penny Fairfield at 885-2166.

Walking Schedule

-- June 10: Railroad Grade. Meet in front of main entrance of the Western Nevada Community College (**)

-- June 17: Prison Hill south. Meet at BLM parking area to the left of the water tank at the end of Koontz Street (**)

-- June 24: Centennial Mountain bike trail. Meet at the northernmost loop drive in Centennial Park (***)

-- July 1: Edmonds Field to Stewart Indian School. Meet at northern end of parking lot at Edmonds Field (*)

-- July 8: Linear Park Loop. Meet at pedestrian bridge just south of Fremont School on Saliman Road. (**)

-- July 15: "C" Hill neighborhood. Meet at parking lot between Carson Middle School and school district office on King Street (**)

-- July 22: Winnie-Ormsby-Mountain loop. Meet at Fritsch School, corner of Bath and Mountain streets (**)

-- July 29: Prison Hill loop. Meet in parking lot area (***)

-- Aug. 5: Silver Saddle Ranch/Mexican Ditch. Meet at Silver Saddle Ranch on Carson River Road in gravel parking lot by ranch house (*)

-- Aug. 12: Kings Canyon Road/Longview loop. Meet at Carson Middle School parking lot (**)

-- Aug. 19: Mexican Ditch Trail/Riverview neighborhood. Meet at Empire School, on east side of buildings outside school entrance (**)

-- Aug. 26: "C" Hill summit. Meet at Carson Middle School parking lot (***)

-- Sept. 2: Blue Line Tour. Meet at Treadway Park, east of hospital parking lot (*)

-- Sept. 9: Kings Canyon or Waterfall Trail. Meet at end of pavement where Kings Canyon Road turns to dirt (***)

(*) Flat, on pavement or relatively smooth dirt of gravel. One hour and 2 to 3 miles.

(**) Longer distance, possible some hills, rocky or sandy trails. 1 to 2 hours.

(***) Steep climbs and descents, rocky and or sandy trials. 1 to 2 hours, three or more miles.


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