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Recreation briefs

Start Your Day on the Fourth of July with Bang 10k and 2 Mile run. They begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 4 at the Korean War Memorial Park.

The race is presented by Sagebrush Stompers, Tahoe Mountain Milers and Fleet Feet Carson City and will benefit the American Legion Post #4 children and youth programs.

The course is on the dirt paths of Riverview Park at the end of Fifth Street. Races include a 10k, 2-mile fun run and 2-mile walk.

Awards go to the top three age-group finishers in the 10k and 2-mile run, and to the top three men and women in the 2-mile walk.

Fees are $20 if received by today, $25 after today, and $30 on race day. Participants under 18 are $15.

Contact Scott Keith at scott@fleetfeetcarsoncity. com or 883-3361.

Fishing season has finally arrived at a popular Northern Nevada reservoir, after outback roads dried out enough for biologists to stock it with trout.

The Nevada Department of Wildlife planted 4,000 fish in Onion Valley Reservoir north of Winnemucca on Tuesday.

The agency had hoped to have it stocked by June 13, but wet and muddy roads prevented passage.

It’s the first time in three years the reservoir near the Nevada-Oregon line has been stocked with fish.

The reservoir was essentially drained in late 2005 for dam repairs. Some fish were stocked in early 2006, but the reservoir went dry later that summer. Since then, dry winters and low water levels prevented fish planting.

Whatever your desire, August is the heart of summer and the Sierra is at its best. From relaxing in a hammock, kids fishing in our pond, hiking the peaks, or a dip in the cooling waters of nearby Lake Tahoe or the hot waters of Grover Hot Springs State Park, it’s August that brings it all together.

Among activities at Sorensen’s itinerary for the month of August are storytelling and photographing the Sierra.

Rent a cottage or log cabin, treat yourself to our sauna or a great meal, enjoy our campground just down the road at Hope Valley Resort.

For more information go to, or call (800) 423-9949.

Join a mini “city” this summer. Volunteer for the Tahoe Rim Trail 50K/50 mile/100 mile Endurance Run on July 18-19, and be part of 1,000-plus runners, volunteers, friends and family on race weekend at Spooner State Park.

What can you do?

• Shuttle the first-place runner back to their hotel.

• Time/clock the winners as they cross the finish line.

• Hand out food and supplies at aide stations.

Contact Renee Gorevin at or (530) 318-0516 to volunteer.

Experience the Tahoe Rim Trail in a whole new light with full-moon hikes led by experienced hike leaders. Take in inspiring views of the lake as the moon rises over the Lake Tahoe Basin. Experience the peace, tranquility and beauty of the Tahoe Rim Trail at dusk.

Expect casually paced hikes for all ages, while slowing down to enjoy the flora and fauna, current happenings in the natural world and night time senses. Bring a flashlight, layered clothing and water.

This may not be the best hike for children younger 10. To respect the night sounds and wildlife, no dogs this time. TRTA membership is required.

Dates are Tuesday, July 7; Thursday, Aug. 6; Friday, Sept. 4 and Sunday, Oct. 4.

Memberships start at $20 for one year. Space is limited, sign up in advance. All Full Moon Hikes will start at the Tahoe Meadows Trailhead.

For more information or to sign up call 298-0012 or e-mail katyw@tahoerim

This could be the year for you to backpack the entire 165-mile Tahoe Rim Trail. The Tahoe Rim Trail Association is accepting applications for the 2009 Annual Thru Hike, but there are just a few spaces left.

This 15-day backpacking trip will begin on July 25 or 26 and end on Aug. 8 or 9. 

Registration is now available online for the Thru Hike at

For information, call Emily Williams at 298-0231 or e-mail

Baker, Nev. – a tiny town with hopes and dreams as big as the Great Basin sky – is inviting visitors to the first Snake Valley Festival on July 24-26.

The community of Snake Valley, from Baker and nearby Garrison, Utah, to Ibapah and Callao to the north, are showcasing the homespun recreational opportunities of the Snake Valley.

Activities include a”potluck dinner at the Garrison LDS Church and a campfire program at the Great Basin National Park on Friday; a morning bike ride, pancake breakfast, pioneer parade, booths with arts and crafts, barbecue dinner, live auction and country dance on Saturday; and church services, community breakfast and night sky viewing program at the park on Sunday.

From Reno, follow Highway 50 East to Baker.

The festival is a fundraiser for community preservation efforts. For information, call Gretchen Baker, festival organizer, at (775) 234-7357 or go to